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. All on-site visits scheduled for the fall 2021 cycle will be conducted virtually.
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.
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 Third-Party Comments - University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) in Edinburg, Texas
Please submit third-party comments by January 1, 2022, to Heather Stagliano, Director, Council on Podiatric Medical Education. The full notice can be read here.
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. Further information can be found here.
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.
November 15-18, 2021
Comprehensive on-site evaluation of Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
December 4, 2021
San Diego, CA
December 17-18, 2022
Blue Ribbon Panel on Milestones in Residency Training
January 24-26, 2022
On-site evaluation for candidate status of University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Report of the Council