PROFESSIONAL TITLES FOR PODIATRISTS

 

TITLES & TERMS THAT MAY BE USED BY COLLEGE REGISTRANTS

The Podiatrists Regulation to the Health Professions Act expressly permits registrants of the CPS-BC to use the following titles:

– podiatrist                      – podiatric surgeon                   – surgeon                        – doctor

A registrant may use any of these titles, and abbreviations and derivations of them.  In using ‘surgeon’ or ‘doctor’ a registrant should also include the term ‘pod’ or ‘DPM’ to help avoid confusion.

Registrants may also employ such terms as ‘certified’, ‘registered’, ‘licensed’ and ‘regulated’ and abbreviations and initials of such terms, in connection with these titles.
 

‘Specialist’

A registrant who is Board-certified as a diplomate in a podiatry sub-specialty, by a body that is recognized by the College, may advertise that they are a specialist or have a specialty in that sub-discipline.

Registrants who are not Board-certified as specialists may use terms such as ‘foot specialist’ but only to connote the essence of their education, qualifications and scope of practice as podiatrists or DPMs.