Founded in 1973 as a private, nonprofit organization, the National Podiatric Medical Association is unique among professional medical associations in its function and purpose. The NPMA exists to foster the philosophy of disadvantaged/minority recruitment, retention, achievement and professional development.

In its efforts to accomplish a common goal of service to all humanity, the NPMA has established the following objectives:

  • To enhance minority visibility in colleges of podiatric medicine and the profession.
  • To secure supplemental funding for the increasing costs of podiatric medical education.
  • To insure placement of minority practitioners in residency, teaching and clinical posts.
  • To provide continuing education for the professional growth of the podiatric medical physician.
  • To affect positive relationships within the profession and other medical groups.
  • To educate the community concerning podiatric medical care.


The National Podiatric Medical Associationhas a non-discriminatory policy and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ethnic origin or handicap.

Mission:
The NPMA exists to foster the philosophy of disadvantaged/minority recruitment, retention, achievement and professional development.

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