Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Section of the National Medical Association
1706 E. 87th Street, Chicago, IL 60617
773.374.5300 phone 773.374.5860 fax
Our History in Podiatric Medicine
Founded in 1973 as a private, nonprofit organization, the National Podiatry Association (NPA) was unique among professional medical associations in its function and purpose. The NPA existed to foster the philosophy of disadvantaged/minority recruitment, retention, achievement and professional development, which had not been reflected prior to them. In 1985 the word "Medical" was added to the name making the new Association the NPMA.
In its efforts to accomplish a common goal of service to all humanity, the Podiatry Section of the NMA continues to enforce established following objectives:
To enhance minority visibility in colleges of podiatric medicine and the profession.
To secure supplemental funding for the increasing costs of podiatric medical education.
To insure placement of minority practitioners in residency, teaching and clinical posts.
To provide continuing education for the professional growth of the podiatric medical physician.
To affect positive relationships within the profession and other medical groups.
To educate the community concerning podiatric medical care.
One of our founding principles is a non-discriminatory policy and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ethnic origin or handicap.
Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
Section of the National Medical Association
In 2017 the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery officially became an Active Section of the National Medical Association. This group will continue foster the philosophy of disadvantaged/minority recruitment, retention, achievement and professional development , We have had several LOGO over the years.
2019 Scientific Conference - SAVE THE DATE
July 27-31, 2019
The 2019 Scientific Conference will be held as a joint venture with the National Medical Association (NMA) Annual Convention
Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii!
Convene with us at The NMA's Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Section for its 118th Medical Conference
Where: Honolulu Hawaii
* Up to 40 CME's
* Spouse Programs
* Children's Camp & Programs
The National Medical Association (NMA)'s Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly is acclaimed as the nation's foremost forum on medical science and African American health. Each year, African American physicians and other health professionals from across the country convene to participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, discuss health policy priorities, and to share experience through networking opportunities. Through NMA's 26 Scientific Specialty Sections and Interest Groups, the Convention attracts the broadest spectrum of African American physicians, academicians and scientists in the country.
Special Message from
Dr. Rene Settle-Robinson - Chair, Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Section of the National Medical Association
NOW We Are...