Amalgamation with Podiatric Surgeons

On August 31, 2020, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (the College) amalgamated with the College of Podiatric Surgeons of British Columbia. The amalgamated colleges will continue under the name: College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. 

Following the amalgamation, the College Bylaws were amended to include four classes of registration for the practice of podiatric medicine.

  • Full – podiatric surgeon
  • Educational – podiatric surgeon student (elective)
  • Educational – podiatric surgeon resident (elective)
  • Conditional – podiatric surgeon disciplined

The amalgamation follows the government multi-party steering committee’s recommendations to modernize BC’s health profession regulation. The College fully supports the steering committee’s effort to put patient safety and transparency at the forefront of health regulation, and looks forward to ongoing collaboration with the government and its regulatory partners to advance the recommendations for a more effective regulatory framework in the province.

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of answers to frequently asked questions from podiatric surgeons can be found here.

Webinars for Podiatric Surgeons


Overview of Registration, Legal, and Communications
September 8, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Overview of the Physician Practice Enhancement Program
August 25, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Overview of the Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Accreditation Program
August 11, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

An Introduction to Practice Standards and Professional Guidelines
July 28, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Amalgamation Update
July 14, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. and July 5, 2020 at 6 p.m.