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The primary purpose of the Academy,” according to Dr. Vince Hetherington, Academy Chairman, “is the enhancement of podiatric medical education worldwide. The Academy will do all it can to strengthen podiatric education whether in countries with a large number of podiatrists or in those with smaller numbers.

It is our hope that the Academy will stimulate growth in podiatric programs while strengthening the teaching skills of faculty worldwide.”

Contact the Academy: [email protected]



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The Academy serves, primarily as the educational arm of the FIP-IFP. Its main objective is to regularly bring together those engaged in the education of podiatrists throughout the world. This could include faculty, both clinical and basic science, researchers, curriculum developers, assessors, administrators, and students. The Academy will provide them with an external source of reference and guidance and keep them informed of developments in the podiatric medical education community throughout the world.

Academy members

Individuals appointed by the FIP-IFP Delegates to the Academy

Chair Vince Hetherington USA Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
Member Stuart Baird UK Retired Head of the Division of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery, Glasgow Caledonian University
Member Matthew Regulski USA Podiatric surgery doctor who practices in Toms River, NJ
Member Ricardo Becerro De Bengoa Vallejo ES Full Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid
Member Haydar Ozcan Australia Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Exercise and Sport Scientist