To join the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association, please complete the application below. After completing and submitting the membership application, it will be directed to APMA staff for processing and updates. APMA staff will share with the executive director for contact and initial invoicing. We look forward to having you as a member of VPMA!
Change of Membership Status
The American Podiatric Medical Association and the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association have numerous options for member physicians who are no longer practicing, who have experienced a decrease in practice hours due to age, illness, or family situation, and for those working part-time. Contact the executive director for additional information.
A member for whom payment of dues and/or special assessments would constitute a hardship by reason of physical disability, illness, or other reasons, provided the reasons are investigated and set forth by the member’s component society or association and provided the member is excused from payment by that component society or association.
A DPM who is permanently disabled, who is a member in good standing, AND for whom the payment of dues may constitute a hardship, may be classified as a permanently disabled member. “Permanently disabled” shall mean total disability that continuously prevents the member from carrying out substantial and material professional duties; such member must be under the regular care of another physician and may not derive any income or profit from any activity as a podiatrist.
A DPM who is a member in good standing, and who has not been engaged in practice or in dispensing of podiatric medical services for a minimum of one year. To qualify for this category the DPM must not have had their license revoked for any reason.
A member in good standing who has reached retirement age (62) as provided by the Social Security Administration, or has been forced into curtailment because of illness, AND who is actively engaged in practice for no more than 20 hours per week, AND who has been in good standing for 15 consecutive years.
A member in good standing who has completely retired and remains retired from the practice of podiatric medicine, has attained the age of 65 years, and has been a member in good standing for 15 consecutive years, OR who has completely retired and remains retired from the practice of podiatric medicine and has been a member in good standing for 25 consecutive years; OR who has been in good standing for a minimum of 50 years.