Award of Academic Fellowship of the Institute of Podiatrists

Submissions are invited from members of the Institute pursuant to granting them recognition as a Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Institute of Podiatrists (CFPodM).

Application is by way of completion of the appropriate paperwork and submission of a 5000 word (+/-2%) dissertation containing previously unpublished material on a relevant podiatric subject that meets the approval of the Review Board of the Faculty of Fellows. Such dissertation is to be constructed on sound academic principles and be adequately referenced in an accepted academic style.

For members who have not previously published, the Board is happy to give informal and friendly guidance to members wishing to develop this interesting new area of their professional career.  A nominal fee of £100 is payable to cover the necessary administration by Head Office. Parchment style certificates of Fellowship will be awarded to successful Fellows and their names recorded on the Roll of Fellows maintained by the faculty.

Accepted dissertations will be published in Podiatry Review and be added to The Fellows Library which will be an electronic knowledge bank available online to registered members. Such activity is also held to be Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the IoP and is suggested as being suitable to record in the event of HCPC audit.

Applications will be accepted from current members who are HCPC registered, annotations such as POMs or LA are not a condition of application as this is an academic award open to all HCPC registered full members of the Institute. For further information and an application form please contact Head Office by emailing

Please find Guidelines for Academic Fellowship Dissertation