Join Your Community
You have achieved ABFAS board qualified or certified status, now, take the
ultimate step in your evolution as a true foot and ankle surgeon by joining your
select peers in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Who Joins ACFAS?
Only the best. Unlike other
organizations, only board-qualified or board-certified surgeons are invited to
join the College. This key difference means you are a proven leader and elevates
your image with patients and other healthcare professionals. It raises the
collective wisdom of our programs and research and advances your competencies to
deliver better patient care.
ACFAS members are lifelong learners. By using the collective wisdom of 7,000
proven surgeons, you can trust the College to provide you with the respect,
professionalism, superior training and management savvy you want and need.
ACFAS members change lives every day, by using their proven and unique skills
to improve human mobility. Isn’t that the bottom line of what you do? And every
step of the way, ACFAS is your proud partner.
We’re an Active, Engaged and Integral Part of the Podiatric
Surgery has transformed us from chiropodists to podiatrists, to
today’s foot and ankle surgeons. ACFAS is critical to the future of podiatry.
The work of foot and ankle surgeons over the last 70 years has helped pave the
way for professional parity in the medical community and broaden our scopes of
practice. ACFAS is proud of our impact and fully committed to the wider
podiatric community — as we have been for over 70 years.
There is Unmatched Value in Your ACFAS Membership
ACFAS’ goal is to
serve as the preeminent source for surgical education and research to ensure
that our specialty thrives and that America’s patients receive the best foot and
ankle surgical care possible.
The track record is clear. Our CME offerings, Annual Scientific Conferences,
hands-on clinical training, patient education, and practice management resources
represent the gold standard for foot and ankle surgeons.
As a member of ACFAS, you have access to better resources and better means of preparing yourself to pass ABFAS board exams than those provided by any other organization. Our Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery leads the
profession in the quality of its scientific studies and our advanced training
seminars enable our members to offer the most state-of-the-art procedures — with
a result that improves care for patients and the standing of our specialty.
Beyond the practical tools and resources is the imprimatur of the ACFAS
brand. Fellows of the College have attained the highest level of professional
skill possible in podiatric medicine, and the prestige and in-demand status that
is associated with the designation. Because ACFAS is the only specialty
organization that requires board certification or qualification of its members,
the brand has added value in the wider healthcare community and with the general