Friday, August 21, 2020 at 8:00 AM EDT
Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront 
4201 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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Jean Kirk, Executive Director 
VIrginia Podiatric Medical Association 

2020 Podiatric Medical Assistants Programs

and Rad Tech Certification 

 Educational programs for Podiatric Medical Assistants and the Virginia Rad Tech Certification Course will be held on August 21  and August 22, 2020 in conjunction with the VPMA's Summer Scientific Seminar. Click "Register Now!" below!

All courses will be held at the Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront is located at 4201 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA. To make reservations, call 757/937-4200. Let Reservations know that you are with the VPMA in order to receive the negotiated rate of $239/oceanview or $249/oceanfront plus taxes per night. The deadline to reserve a room at the group rate is July 22, 2020 or whenever the block is full. 

On Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22, twelve hours of continuing education for Podiatric Medical Assistants and Rad Techs will be offered. We will have presentations and activities geared toward front office and back office staff. We are pleased to announce new lecturers: Marlene Reid, DPM;  Howard Roesen, DPM; Luke Vetti, DPM; and Ushita Patel, DPM.  

Click HERE to review the draft schedule. 

The Virginia Board of Medicine requires that any individual, other than the doctor, performing X-rays must be certified and licensed. In order to fulfill this requirement, the VPMA offers the Virginia Rad Tech Certification Course twice each year. The Rad Tech Certification Course will be held on Friday, August 21, followed by the examination on Saturday, August 22. The course will be taught by Blake Zobell, DPM. 

After registering for the Rad Tech Certification Course, participants will be sent a weblink to the study manual and Log Sheets. We are no longer printing and mailing study manuals. The study manual covers information from terminology and anatomy to radiation protection and equipment.  It is very important to carefully review the manual prior to attending the course and taking the examination. Those participants who have spent time reviewing the material, have a basic knowledge of foot and ankle anatomy, and have taken assisted X-rays in their doctor's office typically perform better on the examination. Please register early to allow plenty of study time!

Along with study manual, participants will be provided with Log Sheets with which to log assisted X-rays. Twenty foot views and twenty ankle views must be logged prior to completion. It is not necessary to take all 40 views prior to the course and examination, however, the Log Sheets are a required part of certification and must be provided to Dr. Zobell or the Executive Director in order to complete the certification process 

The Rad Tech Certification Course will be offered again in February or March 2020 in Richmond. The date and location has not yet been finalized.


  • This 12-hour course will fulfill the requirements for those renewing Rad Tech-limited licenses with the Virginia Board of Medicine. 
  • Fees for Podiatric Medical Assistants Program and Rad Tech Certification include continental breakfast on Friday and Saturday, buffet lunch on Friday only, and refreshment breaks.
  • Confirmations will be sent to attendees via email. Please provide an accurate and unique email address for each attendee. 

Please contact Jean Kirk at the VPMA office at 877/406-8762 or by email to vpma@uptonassociates.com with questions. 


Ushita Patel, DPM, Chair
Podiatric Medical Assistant Programs