About AAWP

The American Association for Women Podiatrists, Inc. – AAWP

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 support and enhance the lives of women podiatrists through professional development, leadership, wellness, equality and inclusion.
American Association for Women Podiatrists
American Podiatric Medical Association

The Definition of Podiatric Medicine

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.