STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS & CLUBS
The New York College of Podiatric Medicine Student Association (NYCPMSA) is a local organization of all students at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Students become members of NYCPMSA upon admission to the College and upon payment of their tuition and fees. Communication is maintained on a national basis with other student governments through the American Podiatric Medical Students Association (APMSA).
The officers of the NYCPMSA are the Executive Board, comprised of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Each officer/representative of the Student Association and its subordinate organization(s) shall be, both at the time of candidacy and during his/her tenure of office, a full-time student at NYCPM and shall not be on academic or other probation. Each NYCPMSA Executive Board officer shall serve in office for a period of one (1) year, unless otherwise specified. He/she assumes full tenure of office on July 1 and shall continue until June 30 of the following year. The current Constitution of the NYCPMSA can be found at the College web site.
The Student Council is a subset group of the NYCPMSA. The members of the Student Council are comprised of the NYCPMSA Executive Board, the Class Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Alumni Representative), as well as the APMSA delegates/alternates for each of the four classes, the junior representative to the State Society and the President of the local Student National Podiatric Medical Association (SNPMA) chapter. Each Class Officer service begins and ends with the respective academic year unless otherwise specified. The APMSA delegates and alternates are elected during the Freshman year and retain the office for the duration of all four years.
The Student Council maintains legislative and administrative authority, consistent with College policy, on matters concerning the students of the College. The Student Council makes every effort to represent the interests of the student body by maintaining a atmosphere of collaboration with the administration and faculty.
Organizations and Clubs
In cooperation with the NYCPMSA, several student organizations help to schedule both academic and social activities. Class barbecues & picnics, Freshman Orientation, Fall Get Acquainted Party, Winter Ski Trip, Spring Football Dinner/Dance, and the Senior Class Party are just some of the events scheduled for the upcoming year sponsored by the NYCPMSA and/or one of its organizations. In conjunction with the other schools of podiatric medicine, the Student Association sponsors a Basketball Team to represent the College at an annual national tournament.
ACFAS Surgery Club, NYCPM Student Chapter
The Surgery Club is a student chapter of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. This organization introduces students to the fundamental principles and practices essential to podiatric surgery. The club stresses the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to care and sponsors a monthly lecture series.
ACFAS Surgery Club
American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management
The American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM) is devoted to the advancement of the study of podiatric practice management. It promotes success through shared knowledge and skills. The NYCPM student chapter is dedicated to providing its members with these same benefits. A wide variety of subjects are presented, often sponsored by outside organizations, in an effort to enhance the business skills essential for future success.
Practice Management Club
American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP)
This is a student chapter for female students of podiatric medicine who are interested in advancing recognition of the profession and. It serves as a support group to promote success both at school and in practice, obtains scholarship assistance for members, and promotes volunteer activities. The NYCPM chapter sponsors an annual Spring Luncheon, invited speakers, participation in fundraisers, and a newsletter, the Barefeet Press.
American Podiatric Medical Students Association
The American Podiatric Medical Students' Association (APMSA) is the official national organization representing all students enrolled at the eight colleges of podiatric medicine across the U.S. By virtue of their enrollment at a college of podiatric medicine, all students are members of the Association. APMSA functions to provide a forum to discuss problems, to further the profession of podiatry on a national level, and to establish the means for obtaining desired goals.
American Society of Podiatric Surgeons Surgery Club
ASPS is an independent organization formed to collaborate with APMA in representing the surgical interests of APMA members. ASPS will advance the knowledge and skills of podiatrists in the area of surgery of the foot, ankle and their governing and related structure. ASPS is the surgical voice for APMA and serves to promote and support the initiatives of APMA and its goals associated with Vision 2015. ASPS is a free student program that allows for students to participate in many activities under the direction of ASPS DPMs.
Asian American Podiatric Student Association
The AAPSA is a student organization founded in 2011 to reflect the growing number of Asian-American students at NYCPM. Membership is open to all students and is not exclusive to Asian American students. The primary focus of AAPSA is to educate and increase awareness of podiatric medicine amongst Asian-American communities. To achieve our goal, the club hosts various activities including, but not limited to, foot screenings, various volunteer opportunities, guest speakers, and journal club meetings.
Diabetes Club / Wound Care Club
This group is dedicated to increasing student knowledge about Diabetes through lecture series, journal clubs, and workshops. The club also participates in fundraisers such as the American diabetes Association Walk for Diabetes and in exhibits and foot screenings to educate the public.
The NYCPM Wound Care Club is a student chapter of the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA), founded in 2001. The purpose of the Wound Care Club is to educate the students of NYCPM in the fundamentals of wound healing and establish their interest in the treatment of chronic and complex wounds by providing quality wound care educational lectures through guest speakers and journal clubs presentations. Additionally, club members will be trained to become effective wound care professionals by being able to participate in various foot screenings and hands-on workshops involving innovative and bioengineered wound care products throughout the year. This club will also participate in fundraisers to help raise awareness against diseases like diabetes.
Hispanic American Podiatric Students Association (HAPSA)
The primary mission of the Hispanic American Podiatric Students Association (HAPSA) at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) is to build communication and understanding between the podiatric medical field and the Hispanic community through outreach programs, informative language seminars, and health care events. By making all active members proficient in basic medical Spanish, we plan on providing the community with increased standards of excellence through our competent, confident, and caring members.
International Podiatry Club
The International Podiatry club at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine strives to promote education and the enhancement of knowledge in the field of podiatry of different countries. Our goal is to provide students an opportunity to advance their understanding of podiatric significance/importance and podiatric scope in countries around the world through educational seminars, guest speakers and research. We believe that through this mission, we will give the prospective podiatrist an idea of what to expect if he/she decides to ultimately pursue this profession in another country, as well as to give a general idea of how podiatry is perceived and applied internationally.
International Podiatry Club
The Orthopedics Club, a student chapter of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (ACFAOM) is currently experiencing increased interest and activity. Club sponsored lecture series have addressed a number of common orthopedic conditions and their treatment at an introductory level suitable for 1st and 2nd year students. Upcoming topics include gait analysis and plantar pressure assessment modalities.
The Pediatrics Club was created for the NYCPM student with a demonstrated interest in the subspecialty of podopediatrics. This organization is dedicated to expanding the knowledge base of its members regarding the pediatric lower extremity through discussions and lectures. Material will include the most common pathologies afflicting the pediatric community as well as corresponding treatments. Volunteer events within the community are also planned to provide members with hands-on experiences and education in this ever-growing field.
Physicians for Human Rights-NYCPM Chapter
"Physicians for Human Rights-NYCPM Chapter" is a non-sectarian club that promotes the common values of pluralism, tolerance, and respect for human rights of all peoples. As medical students and human rights activists, we stand up against poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination. We, as future medical professionals, are guided by ethical obligations to serve humanity by healing and saving lives--it is most befitting to our profession that we also stand up for the fundamental human rights of our fellow citizens of the world.
Public Health Club
Much like the American Public Health Association (APHA) has a mission to "improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status", the Public Health Club at NYCPM aspires to further awareness and provide podiatric service in an effort to achieve community health.
The Radiology Club of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine strives to promote education and the enhancement of knowledge in the field of radiographic imaging in podiatry.
The purpose of the NYCPM Running Club is to form a solid foundation in the basics of running and walking through readings and lectures by guest speakers. There are no prerequisites except the desire to learn the proper techniques of running and walking safely. Members are grouped with team leaders according to their interests, location and abilities. Members interested in competing will be encouraged to join the New York Road Runners, as their events are discounted for their members, including qualifying for the New York Marathon. Upcoming running and walking events, including group runs in Central Park, are posted for all members.
Sports Medicine Club
The Sports Medicine Club was created to allow students the chance to become better acquainted with the expanding field of sports medicine. As a student chapter of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, guest speakers and clinics on athletic training are scheduled throughout the year. The Club works in conjunction with other organizations to assist in providing medical services for events such as the FPME Walk-a-thon, the New York and Boston Marathons, and numerous local races affiliated with the New York Road Runners Club.
Sports Medicine Club
Student National Podiatric Medical Association (SNPMA)
The Student National Podiatric Medical Association (SNPMA) is a national society working to promote fellowship among all students. The association provides a channel of communication for minority students by working to establish and enhance professional relationships with other minority practitioners. In addition to providing tutorial programs and sources of financial assistance, activities include the Freshman Welcome Packets, Annual Bake Sale, Senior Banquet, and International Day.