PP.ORG versus PP.COM

The Foot and Ankle Research Consortium, Inc.

“One Company – Two Divisions – One Goal”


By Marketing Department FARC Inc., Atlanta GA, July 01, 2016

Since inception in 1992, FARC has become one of North America’s leading providers of non-sponsored, non-advertiser driven and unbiased print and electronic text books, CDs, tools and templates; as well as onsite, personal, ESL and distance education for the professional space. With virtual and online offices in two states and contacts in Europe, FARC Inc., is well positioned for the future.




Yet, burgeoning tumult in the graduate, post-graduate and continuing podiatric medical education system – including the various traditional and alternative board certification, qualification and recertification initiatives – abound. Reasons are many; healthcare reform, PP-ACA, technology, financial and economic constraints, political fiat, psychometric intervention, Evidence-Based Medicine [EBM], Value-Based Care [VBC], growing patient sentiment and professional autonomy; etc.

And so, in order to keep up with the ever changing didactic educational scene, and further assist our clients and colleagues, FARC has been divided into two separate but related entities to better serve all concerned podiatric colleagues.

.ORG versus .COM

In fact, according to CEO David Edward Marcinko MBBS DPM FACFAS MBA MEd:

“This is an extremely fertile and exciting time to be in this educational space. With these two division segmentations [Individual .ORG and Institutional .COM], we can now fully serve all colleagues regardless of their place  in the professional life-cycle: residency or medical director, hospital or clinic administrator; professor or teacher; student, preceptor, intern, resident, fellow, new, mid-life or mature practitioner.”


Individual Division – Of Core Practitioner Import [.ORG]

[Ideal for all Emerging, New, Mid-Life and Mature Practitioners]



This individual retail practitioner division represents our gold standard for the new testing psychometrics era, with the following modern benefits:

  • All Study Guide Program Files are compatible with most electronic devices; PCs, MACs, tablets, desktop and laptop computers, and most all smartphones; but no private networks [VPNs].
  • We use a “Buy and Keep” forever business model; no time bombs or unavailable cloud servers. Licensed and delivered directly to your secure e-mail box.
  • All Study Guide Program .pdf files are printable.
  • All Study Guide Programs contain BOTH last-gen rote, and next-gen, cognitive and experiential questions; with answers.
  • All Study Guide Programs contain HD photos, images, X-rays and intra-operative pictures.
  • All Study Guide Programs contain “test-wiseness” tips and pearls.
  • All Study Guide Programs contain sample psychological “stressor” questions and strategies.
  • *All Study Guide Program include an updated and comprehensive FARC Library of Podiatric Medicine, Orthopedics and Surgery®, written in prose form, for additional study needs at no extra charge.
  • All Study Guide Program are dynamically personalized; while other competing off-the-shelf guides, books or “one-size-fits-all” programs are statically Passé Compose; or past their prime. Our Study Guide Programs are customizable for your individual study heeds.
  • No credit or debit cards needed; invoiced via Paypal.

More Here: FARC Promo.Psychometrics

CALL or EMAIL: Please tell us about your specific testing needs – and let’s discuss.

*FARC Comprehensive Library of Podiatric Medicine, Orthopedics and Surgery®

The digital FARC Podiatric Medicine, Orthopedic and Surgery Comprehensive Library is an exhaustive new study tool that provides updated information from your medical school clinical years; including internship, residency and fellowship training (medicine and surgery). There is no need to be away from the office, pay for seminars, buy expensive textbooks, incur exorbitant hotel fees, or pay for meals and travel expenses. Study anytime! Study anywhere; at your convenience!

This is not a podcast, videotape, lecture or e-subscription service with “time-bomb”. When you purchase the .PDF file FARC Podiatric Medicine, Orthopedics and Surgery Comprehensive Library from us – you will own this unique educational review re-source forever – Our products are simply the most cost-effective and time-efficient way to study and learn.

Distance Education … on your laptop, home or office desktop computer, tablet, smart phone or other electronic device.

[Sample Abbreviated: Table of Contents]


  • The Complex Deformity Known as Hallux Abducto Valgus
  • Surgical Principles of Hallux Abducto Valgus Reconstruction
  • The Akin Osteotomy and Modifications
  • The Reverdin Osteotomy and Modifications
  • Distal and Subcapital Metaphyseal Osteotomy Techniques
  • The Meyer-Scarf Mid-shaft Osteotomy
  • Proximal Osteotomies for Correction of HAV with Metatarsus Primus Adductus
  • First MCJ Fusion Arthrodesis
  • Pediatric Hallux Valgus Surgery
  • Hallux Limitus, Arthrosis and Rigidus;
  • And much more!


  • Prevention and Pathophysiology of Foot Infections
  • Sterilization, Disinfection, Ecology, And Preparation of Pedal Skin
  • Blood Borne and Communicable Pathogens
  • OSHA, BIRD FLU, SARS, ZIKA and AIDS Standards and Requirements for the Physician
  • Recognition and Pathophysiology of Foot Infections
  • Bacteriology and the Role of Glycocalix in Foot Infections
  • Laboratory and Radiographic Diagnostic Modalities
  • Diagnostic Laboratory Analysis of Foot Infections
  • Skin, Soft Tissue and Subcutaneous Foot Infections
  • Infected Foot Ulcerations
  • Traumatic Infections of the Foot
  • Osteomyelitis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Major Anaerobic Infections of the Foot
  • Antimicrobial and Antifungal Agents of Choice
  • Surgical Treatment of the Infected Foot
  • Wound Healing, Decompression, And Soft Tissue Coverage in Foot Infections
  • New Treatment Modalities for the Infected Foot
  • Neuropathic Osteoarthropathy and Foot Infections
  • Psychiatric Considerations of the Infected Patient
  • Medicolegal Implications of the Infected Patient;
  • And much more!


  • Leg, Ankle and Foot Fractures; soft tissue and bone
  • AO/ASIF Open and Closed Traumatology
  • Pes Cavus Foot, Pes Planus Foot and Vertical Talus
  • Club Foot , Metatarsus Adductus and Pediatric Surgery
  • Neuroma, Nerve Compression and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • RSD and Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Leg, Ankle and Foot Surgery with Arthroscopy
  • Fundamental foot and ankle surgical principles
  • Nail, Digital, metatarsal, TB, neuroma and bunion surgery
  • Midfoot, pes cavus and flat foot surgery
  • Major and minor foot-ankle-leg tendon transfers
  • Major rear-foot and mid-foot fusions, equinus deformity and ankle surgery
  • The infect and diabetic fetid foot
  • And much more!


  • History Taking & Physical Exam Techniques
  • Medical Records Documentation
  • Laboratory and Chemical Analysis
  • Podiatric Dermatology, Oncology, Angiology and Vascular Medicine
  • X-ray, Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Techniques
  • CT, PET, and MRI san, with Bone Scans
  • Bone Tumors and Oncology
  • Lower Extremity Anatomy and Myology
  • Arthritis, Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Podo-Pediatrics and Podo-Geriatrics
  • Pharmacology, Anesthetics, Analgesics, Steroids and NSAIDS
  • Diabetology, Neuropathy, the Insensitive Foot and Wound Care
  • Antibiotics, Anti-fungals and Antibiotic Drugs of Choice (bone and soft tissue)
  • Shoes and Fitting, Biomechanics, Orthopedics and Orthoses
  • Social and Occupational Medicine
  • And so much more!

*Download Sample Library Topic File [device compatibility test]

In short, thru the successful attainment of board qualification, certification and/or re-certification, we can improve your community stature, and hospital staff status, and augment your reputation for various third party payers like: Medicare, Medicaid, PP-ACA networks and private insurance companies.

More: All NEW!

A Win-Win economic situation for all practicing podiatrists.


Institutional Division – Of Growing Corporate Import [.COM]

[Ideal for all Residency & Medical Directors, Hospitals, Schools, Teaching Clinics, Educational Seminars and Preceptorship Programs]

Director administered, our growing wholesale Rate My Residents programs are a private and statistically driven method to objectively evaluate interns, residents [1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year] and podiatric fellows in-training across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Now, podiatric medical and surgical residency directors, and other leaders, can objectively and confidentially rate their residents, and privately counsel them for performance improvement, if needed.

Our traditional rote-memory “Keystone” Simulation Interactive Software programs are available in two different versions:

  • Podiatric Surgery version with over 2,100 multiple choice questions [MSFT-XP® compatible versions only].
  • Primary Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics version with over 1,500 multiple choice questions [MSFT-XP® compatible versions only].

Both versions contain multiple interactive examination simulations. And, these computerized programs are “pure testing” psychometric instruments for un-biased personal and institutional ranking and evaluation purposes. So, be aware:

  • They contain no photos, images, X-rays or intra-operative pictures.
  • Answers are provided but without in-depth explanations.
  • No tips and peals, or stress questions are included.
  • Programs can not be printed to maintain test privacy and results integrity.

More Institutional Information:

NOTE: The FARC Comprehensive Library of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery® may be purchased separately.

In short, we can improve and document the knowledge of young preceptors, interns, residents and fellows; augment your reputation as a residency or medical director; enhance success of your grant applications and submissions; and improve the overall credibility and reputation of your institutional program.

More: Hospitals & Directors

Statistics-Based Clinical Competency Documentation [SBCCD] is a Win-Win situation for all directors and administrators – hospitals and universities – regardless of specialty designation.



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