Call for Comments - Fall 2021 Residency Evaluations

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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. All on-site visits scheduled for the fall 2021 cycle will be conducted virtually.

Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee

At its April 2021 meeting, the Council reviewed all comments and survey responses received concerning the rewrite of CPME publications 320 and 330. The Council determined that due to the number and nature of the comments received, the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee will be reconvened to continue revisions on CPME 320 and 330. Further information can be found here.

Continuing Education Policies Document

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. 


Blue Ribbon Panel for Milestone Education in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
CPME has appointed a Blue Ribbon Panel for Milestone Education in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies. The charge of the Panel, as delegated by the Council, is as follows: Study clinical competency and milestones; Develop a recommendation to the Council on the educational benefit and implementation of milestones in residencies in podiatric medicine and surgery, given the variety of resources available at the sponsoring institutions of these programs; Create milestones for podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery and determine the best way to implement these in podiatric residency programs with different levels of resources. In addition, the Panel is encouraged to create recommendations on how to train faculty in the use of these milestones. The first meeting of the Panel has been scheduled for December 17–18, 2021. Further information can be found here.

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. As part of the document review process, we wish to obtain the opinions of the podiatric community regarding crucial elements of fellowship programs.  We request your assistance in providing information that is important to this project by completing a survey which will provide baseline information for consideration by the committee.  

CPME 320 and CPME 330 
The Council elected to continue revisions on the CPME 320 and CPME 330. Residency programs should continue to follow the current documents for the 2021-2022 training year. Further information can be found here.

Updates to CPME Documents 
Changes to the CPME 900, Bylaws CPME Policies and Miscellaneous Document were adopted at the April 2021 Council meeting. Details on these changes can be found on the Updates to CPME Policies and Procedures page.


September 24-25, 2021
Residency Review Committee
Bethesda, MD

September 26-27, 2021
Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee
Bethesda, MD

October 13, 2021
Accreditation Committee
Phoenix, AZ

October 14, 2021
Executive Committee
Phoenix, AZ

October 15-16, 2021
Council on Podiatric Medical Education
Phoenix, AZ

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