Crackdown on surgeon title doesn’t go far enough: AMA  

Allowing podiatric surgeons to continue to use the title will mislead patients, says AMA president Professor Steve Robson
Professor Steve Robson.

The plan to restrict use of the title ‘surgeon’ to just three medical specialties should extend to a crackdown on podiatric surgeons, the AMA says.  

Late last year, state and territory health ministers agreed to make ‘surgeon’ a so-called protected title, in order to severely curtail the number of doctors calling themselves ‘cosmetic surgeons’.