Call for Comments - Spring 2020 Residency On-Site Visits

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.

Proper Logging Guide

The Residency Review Committee has revised the Guide to Proper Logging of Surgical Procedures, with changes effective July 1, 2018. The surgical portion of the Guide resulted from an ongoing collaborative review by the Committee and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. The updated Guide includes new sections related to Category 6, Other Podiatric Procedures, Category 7 – Biomechanical Examinations, and Category 8 – History and Physical Examinations.

Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee

A third meeting of the Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee occurred on June 6–7. The Committee continued its work on the revision of the documents and scheduled an additional meeting for December 12–13. The Committee will continue to meet either in person or by conference call until draft copies of the documents are available for consideration by the Council. Once approved by CPME, the proposed document changes will then be disseminated to the community of interest, and the Council will hold one or more public forums for comment.


Continuing Education Provider Workshop

The Council on Podiatric Medical Education presented a continuing education workshop in August during the 2019 Podiatric Meeting Planners Summit. The workshop provided participants a better understanding of the Council's continuing education documents and afforded them the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters and discuss issues as a group. Moving forward, a webinar (to be uploaded to the CPME website) will be created to allow other providers to benefit from the workshop presentation. Sample templates of continuing education forms and agreements will be included.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The phones at the CPME office will be undergoing maintenance and will be unavailable starting at approximately 2 p.m. ET. If you need to contact staff during the outage, do so by emailing

Bylaw changes
 were adopted at the October 2019 meeting of the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.

Call for Third-Party Comments
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Comments are due by February 15, 2020, to


March 7, 2020
Continuing Education Committee
APMA Headquarters, Bethesda, MD

March 13, 2020
Collaborative Residency Evaluator Committee Meeting
Washington, DC

March 21, 2020
Joint Committee on the Recognition of Specialty Boards
APMA Headquarters, Bethesda, MD

March 27-28, 2020
Residency Review Committee
APMA Headquarters, Bethesda, MD

March 29-30, 2020
Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee
APMA Headquarters, Bethesda, MD

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