ACFAS Applications

Establish yourself as one of the best and brightest in your profession by joining the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Membership in the College provides you with the recognition of your proven competency as a foot and ankle surgeon, and the initials after your name tell your patients and medical colleagues that you are a proven leader — a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

ACFAS has different levels of membership: Fellow, Associate, Post-Graduate and Resident. Once a doctor becomes ABFAS Board Certified, there is an application to upgrade membership from Associate to Fellow.

Fellow Member
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  • Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)

Associate Member
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  • Board Qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)

Post Graduate Member in Fellowship
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  • Enrolled in a surgical fellowship program, at least 12 months in length, immediately after completion of a surgical residency program that has provisional or approved status by the CPME


Resident Member
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  • Enrolled in a surgical residency program that has been granted provisional status or has been approved by the CPME.


First-Year Resident Member
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  • First-year resident enrolled in a surgical residency program that has been granted provisional status or has been approved by the CPME.


Emeritus Member
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  • Member in good standing for 15 consecutive years, AND
  • Has reached the age of 62, AND
  • Actively engaged in practice no more than 20 hours per week, or has been forced into curtailment of practice because of illness (submission of written statement from physician, other than self, is required), AND
  • Maintain Certified, Qualified or Retired status with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)
OR
  • Completely retired and remains retired from practice and a member in good standing for 25 consecutive years, AND
  • Maintain Certified, Qualified or Retired status with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)


Life Member
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  • Member in good standing for 15 consecutive years, AND
  • Completely retired from practice, AND
  • Has reached the age of 65, AND
  • Maintain Certified, Qualified or Retired status with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)
OR
  • Member in good standing for 40 consecutive years, AND
  • Maintain Certified, Qualified or Retired status with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)


Change in Status
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  • Current Associate Member of ACFAS, AND
  • Achieved Board Certified Status from the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)

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