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Student Organizations

Ohio Podiatric Medical Student Association

The Ohio Podiatric Medical Student Association serves as the governing branch of the student organizations and student body at KSUCPM. It is an affiliate of the American Podiatric Medical Student Association (APMSA) and the Ohio Podiatric Medical Association (OPMA). OPMSA is led by a president, president-elect, and executive board, which coordinates all facets of student activities, including local and national affairs, business administration, clinic management, public information, and extracurricular activities. Each year, OPMSA coordinates for the student body a lecture series, annual symposium, social events, sporting events and a senior book. On a national level, OPMSA represents the students in all academic and national affairs concerning the profession of podiatric medicine and podiatric medical education.

 

 

American Association of Women in Podiatry (AAWP)

• A Student Chapter of AAWP
• Participates weekly at the Cleveland Free Clinic
• Organizes on-campus blood drives with the American Red Cross
• Host annual co-ed football tournament
• Co-sponsors the annual symposium
 

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)

• A Student Chapter of ACFAS
• Cadaveric tendon transfer
• Saw Bones Workshop
• Suturing Workshop
• Injections
• Gowning and Gloving
• Guest Lecturers: Surgical Case Presentations
• Yearly ACFAS Board Liaison visit
• Annual Scientific Conference for Young Members
• Research opportunities

American Association of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM)

• A Student Chapter of AAPPM
• Family Night: Annual event for students with spouses, families, or significant others to meet and greet and learn how to be supportive
• AAPPM Residency Q&A with a panel of fourth year students
• Financial Planning for the Future Presentation

 

Student National Podiatric Medical Association (SNPMA)

• The student chapter of SNPMA
• Physical Diagnosis Workshop
• Externship Panel
• KSUCPM’s Got Talent (Talent Show)
• KSUCPM/Case Western Reserve University Mixer
 

American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (ACFAOM)

• A student chapter of ACFAOM
• Orthotic Casting Workshop
• Plaster Casting Workshop
• Examination Workshop
• Cornhole Tournament
 

The American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics (ACFAP)

• Pediatric based speakers and events throughout the year
• Kinesio taping workshop for toe walkers
• Volunteering at Ronald McDonald House
• Pumpkin carving and pumpkin decorating with students and  children from the KSUCPM community
 

Podiatric Association of Diabetes (PAD)

• Limb Salvage Lecture & Skin Graft Workshop
• Biggest Loser Weight lost Event
• Diabetic Foot Complications and Wood Care Lecture
• Step Up Walk to Stop Diabetes
 

American Association of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM)

• Guest lecturers on sports medicine topics
• Taping workshop
• Suturing workshop with the residents
• Monthly volunteer opportunities to work with faculty at local races and events to provide medical attention to the athlete by taping and improving on clinical skills.
• Annual Cleveland Browns Tailgate
 

ASPD (American Society of Podiatric Dermatology)

• Injection workshops
• Skin Graft Workshop
• Cosmic Bowling
 

Jewish Podiatric Medical Student Association (JPMSA)

• Monthly Journal Club meetings with faculty advisor
• Public speaking workshops
• Radiology/Imaging workshops
 

International Podiatric Medicine Student Association (IPMSA)

• Cultures & Languages Series: Spanish Language & Culture
• PD Exam Review
• Boards Student Panel Session
 

American Podiatric Student Veterans Association (APSVA)

• VA residency presentations
• Radiograph Reading Workshop
• Veterans Day at KSU
 

Kappa Tau Epsilon (KTE)

• KTE is KSUCPM’s fraternity.  All students are welcome to join
• Host anatomy mock practical for both gross and lower anatomy
• Annual winter formal held at a Cleveland landmark location
 

KSUCPM Soccer Club

• Co-ed Soccer Club is open to any KSUCPM student regardless of skill level
• Indoor soccer league during the fall and winter
• Outdoor Games are played during spring and summer

 

KSUCPM Men's Basketball Club

• The Men’s Basketball club is open to all students regardless of skill level to participate in pickup games and community league for competitive play
• Opportunity to participate in the National Men's Basketball Tournament featuring teams from each podiatry program in the country
 

KSUCPM Women's Basketball Club

• The Woman’s Basketball club is open to all students regardless of skill level to participate in pickup games and community league for competitive play
• Opportunity to participate in the NationalWomen’s Basketball Tournament featuring teams from podiatry programs across the country
 

KSUCPM Rec and Running Club

• Group hikes in the Cleveland MetroParks
• Tuesday/Thursday morning runs on-campus
• Glow-in-the-dark Capture the Flag
• Participate in local races
• Annual Mud Run
• Mindfulness Sessions
 

Pi Delta National Honor Society

Pi Delta National Honor Society — Beta Chapter Pi Delta is the National Podiatric Honor Society demonstrating high standards of intellectual and scholarly activity. A student may become a candidate for active membership in the Pi Delta Honor Society and participate in chapter activities and meetings who:

  • Has a grade point average of at least 90 percent (3.6/4.0) or its equivalent.
  • Is in the top 20 percent of his/her class.
  • Has completed a minimum of two years of scholastic work applicable toward the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree.
  • Possesses an aptitude for achievement in the art and science of podiatric medicine.
  • Possesses high moral character.
  • Demonstrates leadership ability.

Active membership may be granted after the second year to the podiatric medical student who:

  • Has a grade point average of at least 90 percent (3.6/4.0) or its equivalent.
  • Has completed a suitable scholarly activity as determined by the Pi Delta advisor at the institution in which the student is enrolled. The possibilities include: Preparation of a paper suitable for publication. The format of the paper is to be designated by the individual college.
  • Active involvement in a research project that includes a written description by the student of his/her participation in the project and verification of participation by the principal investigator.
  • Completion of an oral or poster presentation at a national, state, local or institutional meeting.
  • Possesses an aptitude for achievement in the art and science of podiatric medicine.
  • Possesses high moral character.
  • Demonstrates leadership ability.

For questions contact the Office of Student Affairs.