I had this discussion with someone who goes to College with me. She asked me what are my professional plans. And i said iam going to Podiatric School. being from India she also had no idea what Podiatry is so i said her in simple words i will be a Foot & Ankle Surgeon. Hearing this, my another Pre-Med jumped in our discussion rudely and started explaining me that it is highly unethical for me to call myself a Foot & Ankle Surgeon as it confuses people that iam an MD. He said a Podiatrist who is perfroming Surgeries should call himself Podiatric Surgeon but not Foot & Ankle Surgeon as mostly F &A Orthos uses that to refere themselves. And he started giving explanations on this and that and all crap. But anyways my Question was, Is it really that Podiatrists dont call themselves as Foot & Ankle surgeons and rather use Podiatric Surgeon on their business card or name plate.etc. I mean whats the difference between "Podiatric" and "Foot & Ankle". They both are basically same right! Those who are in practice or those who are in the clerkships or residencies. Can you please shed some light on this. plzzzzzzz.