The Council provides opportunity for individuals or organizations to submit written comments concerning an institution’s qualifications for provisional or continued approval. The Council publishes notices in APMA News and on its website regarding its plans to conduct either a focused evaluation or a comprehensive evaluation of an institution that seeks provisional approval or continuation of approval. The notice indicates the deadline for receipt of third-party comments.
CPME continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and guidance/updates issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and other sources. CPME believes the most responsible course of action to protect the health and well-being of committee members, evaluators, and CPME staff is to cancel in-person meetings and conduct them virtually.
At its April 2022 meeting, the Council reviewed and approved Draft II of CPME 320, Standards and Requirements for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies, and CPME 330, Procedures for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies. The call for comment period for both documents is now open and will close July 15, 2022. A Virtual Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT. Further information can be found here.
The continuing education policies document will be used to address questions that require clarification or interpretation between document reviews and revisions. The policies document will also be used to expand the definition of educational content, thus expanding the list of acceptable educational activities.
Call for Comments – Draft II CPME 320 and CPME 330
Prior to adoption, all Council policies, procedures, standards, and requirements are disseminated widely in order to obtain information regarding how the Council’s community of interest may be affected. The call for comment period on the Draft II CPME 320 and CPME 330 documents is now open and will close on July 15, 2022. Further information can be found here.
At-Large and Public Member Positions Open on the Council
CPME’s Nominating Committee is seeking applications for four at-large and two public member positions on the Council. Individuals seeking election to the Council must submit a curriculum vitae and an application letter that addresses both the requirements and the area of need to Heather Stagliano by June 15, 2022, to be considered. The full notice can be read here.
Call for Third-Party Comments - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Please submit third-party comments by June 15, 2022 to Heather Stagliano, Director, Council on Podiatric Medical Education. The full notice can be read here.
Call for Third-Party Comments - Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Please submit third-party comments by August 15, 2022 to Heather Stagliano, Director, Council on Podiatric Medical Education. The full notice can be read here.
Call for Third-Party Comments - Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Please submit third-party comments by September 25, 2022 to Heather Stagliano, Director, Council on Podiatric Medical Education. The full notice can be read here.
Updates to CPME Documents
The CPME 900, Bylaws and the CPME Policies and Miscellaneous Document were revised and adopted at the April 2022 Council meeting. Details on these changes can be found on the Updates to CPME Policies and Procedures page.
CPME 820 and CPME 830
The Council has initiated a review of publications related to fellowship evaluation and approval and has appointed an ad hoc advisory committee comprised of representatives of the community of interest. Further information can be found here.
May 25, 2022
Specialty Board Recognition Committee
June 13-16, 2022
Comprehensive on-site evaluation of California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
July 11-13, 2022
On-site evaluation for candidate status of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Podiatric Medicine
September 9-10, 2022
Continuing Education Committee
Report of the Council