Podiatric Mentor Program

Become a mentor and share collateral in your office to encourage future podiatrists

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) is dedicated to promoting careers in podiatric medicine. The AACPM and the DPM Mentors Network is pleased to provide you with additional resources for promoting careers in podiatric medicine, and over a variety of promotional materials for all WSPMA members to use for your office and/or outreach.

Would you be interested in becoming a mentor for aspiring podiatrists? Help promote the future of the podiatric industry by encouraging others to join your field of work. Register to become a mentor, and contact [email protected] for collateral like flyers, cell-phone wallets, college information books, foot pens, and stickers for you to share in your office.

 See below for the current WSPMA members who have signed up to be a mentor for future podiatric physicians:

  Dr. Peter Bellezza Seattle, WA  
Dr. David Bernstein Bremerton, WA
Dr. Brent Clark Spokane Valley, WA
Dr. Timothy Grace Puyallup, WA
Dr. Doug Ichikawa Kirkland, WA
Dr. Lotchie Kerch
Seattle, WA
Dr. Tony Kim Wenatchee, WA


Why consider a career in podiatric medicine?

• A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is a specialist in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lower extremity disorders, diseases and injuries.

• DPMs can specialize in a variety of areas such as surgery, orthopedics, or public health. Besides these certified specialties, podiatrists may practice a subspecialty such as sports medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, radiology, geriatrics, or diabetic foot care.

• The DPM is a vital member of the health-care team. He or she is often the first to detect symptoms of diabetes or peripheral vascular disease because of the human foot’s interrelation with the rest of the body.