Podiatrists and physicians are working together in California to even out the educational differences between podiatric and medical schools in the state. The effort is being led by the California Podiatric Medical Association, California Medical Association, and California Orthopaedic Association.
The change would allow California podiatrists to practice as licensed physicians and surgeons with a nationally recognized scope and license.
This collaboration is unique as efforts to align licensure and scope of practice between physicians and other health professionals has been an ongoing debate in many states.
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