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SAM 2019 Assistant Programs

Podiatric X-Ray Assistants - Initial Licensure and recertification

FPMA will be offering a Podiatric X-Ray Assistant program on Saturday, January 12, 2019 during SAM 2019. The eight hour course (which will include a two-hour mandatory Medical Errors course) is for Initial Licensure and Recertification of Podiatric X-Ray Assistants. The examination for Initial licensure of Podiatric X-Ray Assistants will be offered on Sunday, January 13, 2019, the final day of SAM 2019.

Click HERE to access on-line SAM 2019 X-Ray Assistant Registration

Assistant Registration Form - Fillable PDF form

Assistant Registration Form - Print and fill out



X-Ray Assistant Program Study Materials:

X-Ray Assistant Training Manual

Medical Errors Manual

X-Ray Assistant Program Schedule
Saturday, January 12, 2019 Sunday, January 13, 2019
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. SAM Registration Desk Open 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. X-Ray Assistant Exam
(Initial Licensure Only)
7:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. X-Ray Lectures
Albert V. Armstrong, DPM
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. X-Ray Lectures (cont.)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. X-Ray Lectures (cont.)
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Medical Errors (with Physicians)



The Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine is the entity that actually issues X-Ray Assistant certification; FPMA's role is simply to provide the course and exam. Click on the links below for more information.



Front Office/Back Office Assistants

FPMA will be offering a Front Office/Back Office Assistant program on Friday, January 11, 2019 and Saturday, January 12, 2019 during SAM 2019.

Click HERE to access on-line SAM 2019 Front Office/Back Office Assistant Registration

Assistant Registration Form - Fillable PDF form

Assistant Registration Form - Print and fill out

Front Office/Back Office Assistant Program Schedule
Friday, January 11, 2019 Saturday, January 12, 2019
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. SAM Registration Desk Open 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. SAM Registration Desk Open
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Working Together as a Team -
Rachel Turley
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast Roundtables Q&A
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Efficiently Helping Your Drs. -
Dennis Frisch, DPM
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Tips and Tricks Front Office - Rachel Turley
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. MIPS - What Happened Last Year and What to Do in 2019? -
Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Insurance 101 -
Kristie Moore
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. MIPS Review and Application -
Peggy Mitchell, PMAC
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. BREAK
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BREAK 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Insurance 101 Cont. -
Kristie Moore
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Office Best Practices -
Mark Lambert, DPM
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Medical Errors: An Assistant's Perspective -
Stephen Meritt
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Referral Protocols: What You Need to Know -
Rachel Turley
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Dealing with Difficult Patients -
Mark Lambert, DPM
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Biomechanics of the Foot -
Ed Glaser, DPM
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. How to Properly Fit Orthotics Workshops -
Ed Glaser, DPM
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Patient Evaluations -
Mark Lambert, DPM
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tips and Tricks Back Office -
Peggy Mitchell, PMAC
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. OSHA & HIPPA Training -
Jim Lease, Esq.
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. MSDS: Do you know what that is? How current is your list? Tips to keeping it up to date -
Peggy Mitchell, PMAC