Footnotes - Summer 2023 - 15

We Can Make It Happen: An
Interview with Dr. Roland
Ramdass
Conducted and Written by Mark Gabriel, TUSPM Class of 2025
There is little that can compare to the insights of leaders
and professionals in the podiatric medical field. As future
podiatrists and physicians, students must always seek the
advice of accomplished physicians learning the steps needed
to ensure their success in the field.
Dr. Roland Ramdass, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS, is an
excellent candidate for such insights. He received his
Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from New York College of
Podiatric Medicine. He is involved in the INOVA Fairfax
Residency Program, the American College of Foot and
Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), the National Board of Podiatric
Medical Examiners (NBPME), the Council on Podiatric
Medicine Education (CPME), and the Virginia Podiatric
Medical Association (VPMA). He is the chair of the Podiatry
Department of the Winchester Medical Center, president
of NBPME, immediate past president of the VPMA and
ACFAS Mid-Atlantic Region, and he serves on the Board of
Directors for the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
(ABFAS).
Dr. Roland Ramdass, DPM, D.ABFAS. FACFAS
APMSA is honored to have had Dr. Ramdass give several
seminars on taking the American Podiatric Medical
Licensing Exam (APMLE) board exams and pursuing
the path to ABFAS certification. In a recent interview, Dr.
Ramdass kindly accepted the opportunity to provide his
thoughts on the unique benefits provided by ABFAS, as well
as his advice for students in their paths to thrive as foot and
ankle surgeons.
SUMMER 2023
Q: Before we begin, is there anything you would like to emphasize
about your credentials and the importance of ABFAS Board
Certification?
A: First, thank you for the opportunity to share some of my
experience and opinions with you all-the future of our
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