"The Board of Directors of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) has approved a requirement for doctors who hold ABPS Board Qualified status to log every surgical case they perform while they are Board Qualified. This requirement is for all surgeries performed January 1, 2009 and later. ABPS has established a web application called Podiatry Logging Service (PLS) for Surgery especially for this purpose. The site will be operated by Podiatry Residency Resource (PRR). You will receive your login ID, password, and instructions by regular mail in early January. There will be no charge to use the service. PLS is designed to be part of ABPSs future case credentialing process. If you plan to take the ABPS certification examination(s) in 2009, you will need to enter your cases through your ABPS personal page. You must also enter all cases you perform January 1, 2009 and later in the Podiatry Logging Service. Beginning with the 2010 examination year, you will submit your cases for certification through PLS. Please defer any questions until you receive your login ID and password. We hope most questions will be answered through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section in PLS." Thank you. Sincerely, Robert E. Perry Associate Director-Administration American Board of Podiatric Surgery I have a few concerns with this new requirement. 1. The community of interest was not consulted prior to it's implementation. The APMA Young Members Committee, (at least) should have been consulted or call for comments should have been requested. 2. This time consuming requirement requires ALL cases logged, even those not submitted for certification and can be in effect for up to 7 years. In a busy practice, it is ridiculous to expect me to log all my cases like a resident! No other profession does this. 3. The requirement takes effect Jan 1, 2009 (today). But the system is not yet complete. Members won't even received log in information until late January. This will require everyone to "back log" cases, even increasing the workload further. Isn't this putting the "cart in front of the horse" This is going to be a major pain, and unfortunately, I think completely unnecessary. Any comments?