Robert Christman, DPM, MEd, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology for the College of Podiatric Medicine, is profiled in a February 2009 article in American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) News.

The article by David Zych, titled “Forging New Paradigms In Education,” talks about Dr. Christman’s accomplishments in overcoming a neuromuscular disease and accepting his position at WesternU on July 1, 2008, where he will “provide a learning environment that will accommodate different types of learning styles.”

Dr. Christman discusses his model for curriculum that supports APMA’s Vision 2015, which is a plan to obtain national recognition for podiatric physicians.

“I think the successful implementation of our new teaching paradigm will provide an impetus for other schools to change, and more importantly, it will fit perfectly within the APMA’s plan for Vision 2015,” he said.

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The Accreditation Committee of the CPME approved the eligibility application for the College of Podiatric Medicine at their meeting on Oct. 17, 2008. This is the first step in the full accreditation process for the College of Podiatric Medicine.

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified by their education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg.