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Our Mission Statement

The American Association for Women Podiatrists, Inc. (AAWP) is a related organization of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). We are a dynamic organization of diverse individuals committed to the support, leadership and advancement of our members. 

The mission of AAWP is to be the leading organization cultivating personal and professional development of female podiatric physicians, through education, advocacy, leadership, mentorship and networking endeavors.

The Definition of Podiatric Medicine

The American Association for Women Podiatrists, a related organization of the APMA, includes podiatric physicians who care for the foot health of every woman through podiatric medicine. Find a podiatrist (or podiatric physician) in AAWP near you. We also offer women’s scholarships.

Podiatric medicine is concerned with diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the human foot and ankle, along with structures of the leg that can influence the foot and ankle.

The preparatory education of most Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) includes four years of undergraduate work, followed by four years in an accredited podiatric medical school, followed by a hospital-based residency. DPMs are licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

As with all medical specialists, including podiatric physicians, the scope of medical and surgical patient care must be consistent with the individual doctor’s education, training, and experience.

In addition to private practice, podiatrists serve on the staffs of hospitals and long-term care facilities, on the faculties of schools of medicine, as commissioned officers in the Armed Forces, the US Public Health Service, in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and in municipal health departments. Many podiatrists today are also members of group medical practices.

The American Association for Women Podiatrists is a related organization of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the premier professional organization representing the nation’s podiatrists.

AAWP Joins Alliance Partnership with PRESENT e-Learning Systems

AAWP is pleased to have joined an Alliance Partnership with PRESENT e-Learning Systems. AAWP has chosen this Alliance Partner after careful consideration, in a combined effort to promote the quality work PRESENT e-Learning Systems provides in podiatric education, in recognition of their contribution to the profession, and their reputation in our profession and the medical community. This partnership will allow AAWP members to take advantage of reduced costs and other benefits in continuing education offered by PRESENT e-Learning Systems, and we encourage all AAWP members to avail themselves of these fine opportunities. Click here to learn more.


American Association for Women Podiatrists, Inc.
Elizabeth Bass Daughtry, DPM, Treasurer
700 Tilghman Dr. Ste. 722
Dunn, NC 28334


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