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On the off-chance that people do not have the time or the inclination to read that link, I think the two lines that need to be posted and re-posted to every pod forum in the universe are:
The endpoint is MD=DO=DPM. The Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree does not go away, just as the Doctor Osteopathic Medicine degree did not go away...
But, again, keep in mind no viable pathway to advance the podiatric profession to true parity exists.
I think it is also important to note that the profession is attempting this at a time when the AMA is in the midst of their own "Scope of Practice Offensive." (Those are their words). While their hands have largely been full with the pandemic and PA, NP and CRNA shenanigans, they have actively been writing letters to state legislatures against podiatry. They have rolled out Truth in Advertising Campaigns in a lot of states and, as you can see in the draft resolution previously posted, seem very determined to enact more clear visual and vocal identification of physicians from non-physicians (which is what they consider podiatrists) in mixed work places like hospitals.