Student Clubs & Podiatry Schools

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons maintains student surgery clubs at each of the nine podiatric medical schools within the United States. The clubs have many purposes by:

  • adding to the basic knowledge taught at the podiatric schools by exposing students to more specific surgical techniques.
  • giving students an introduction on what they can do to prepare themselves to seek a residency position.
  • providing students access to the foot and ankle surgical community by bringing in ACFAS Members to speak at the clubs about surgical techniques, and exposing them to the life of a foot and ankle surgeon.

There are currently nine podiatric medical schools within the US, as accredited by The Council of Podiatric Medical Education (CPME).  

Nine Podiatric Medical Schools and Club Contact Information 

Arizona Podiatric Medicine Program Midwestern University - Glendale
19555 North 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 572-3450

ACFAS Student Club Faculty Advisor: Donald Curtis, DPM, FACFAS
ACFAS Student Club President, 2018-2019: Kyleigh Pierson
Board Liaison: Randy Wraalstad, DPM, FACFAS

Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine 
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695
(800) 756-6000, ext. 3123
E-mail: aerodriguez@mail.barry.edu

ACFAS Student Club Faculty Advisor: Jacqueline Buchman, DPM, FACFAS 
ACFAS Student Club President, 2018-2019: Misha Tavaf
ACFAS Student Club President-Elect: Justin Carney
Board Liaisons: Chris Reeves, DPM, FACFAS 

California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt College
370 Hawthorne Avenue
Oakland, California 94609
(510) 869-6511

ACFAS Student Club Faculty Advisor: John N. Venson, DPM 
ACFAS Student Club President, 2018-2019: Varsha Salunkhe
Board Liaison: Meagan Jennings, DPM, FACFAS

Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA  50312
(515) 271-7497 or (800) 240-2767 ext. 7497

ACFAS Student Club Faculty Advisor: Paul Dayton, DPM, FACFAS 
ACFAS Student Club President, 2018-2019: Robert Clements
ACFAS Student Club President-Elect: Joseph Brown
Board Liaison: Scott Nelson, DPM, FACFAS

Western University College of Podiatric Medicine
309 E. Second St.
Pomona, CA  91766-1854
(909) 623-6116 

ACFAS Student Club Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Labovitz, DPM, FACFAS
ACFAS Student Club President, 2018-2019: Byron Lemon
Board Liaison: Michael Cornelison, DPM, FACFAS

New York College of Podiatric Medicine
53 East 124th St
New York, NY 10035
(800) 526-6966 ext. 8098

ACFAS Student Club Faculty Advisor: Johanna F. Godoy, DPM, FACFAS 
ACFAS Student Club President, 2018-2019: Jonathan Shalot
Board Liaisons: John Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS and Thanh Dinh DPM, FACFAS

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
6000 Rockside Woods Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131
(216) 231-3300 or (800) 238-7903

ACFAS Student Club Faculty Advisor: Duane Ehredt, DPM, FACFAS
ACFAS Student Club President, 2018-2019: Natasha Bhagat
Board Liaison: Harry Schneider, DPM. FACFAS

Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064-3095
(800) 843-3059

ACFAS Student Club Faculty Advisor: Martin C. Yorath, DPM, FACFAS 
ACFAS Student Club President, 2018-2019: Sherjeel Hassan
Board Liaison: Eric Barp, DPM, FACFAS

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Eighth at Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 625-5451 or (800) 220-3338

ACFAS Student Club Faculty Advisor: Andrew Meyr, DPM, FACFAS
ACFAS Student Club President, 2018-2019: Stephanie Golding
Board Liaisons: Larry Rubin, DPM, FACFAS 

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