CPME Mission Statement

The mission of the Council is to promote the quality of graduate education, postgraduate education, certification, and continuing education. By confirming these programs meet established standards and requirements, the Council serves to protect the public, podiatric medical students, and doctors of podiatric medicine.

Call for Comments - 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.



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Report of the Council

Call for Third-Party Comments

  • Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery: submit third-party comments by April 1, 2024
  • Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine: submit third-party comments by May 1, 2024
  • Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine: submit third-party comments by August 15, 2024
  • The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Podiatric Medicine: submit third-party comments by October 1, 2024

Comments must relate specifically to the Council’s requirements as published in CPME 120, Standards and Requirements for Accrediting Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, which may be obtained on CPME.org/cpme120. Please submit third-party comments to Heather Stagliano, Executive Director, Council on Podiatric Medical Education. The full notice can be read here.

CPME Statements and Notices

Updates to CPME Documents 
Documents approved and adopted at the Council’s October 2023 meeting include:

CPME Documents Under Review


February 24, 2024
Specialty Board Recognition Committee
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February 29 - March 1, 2024
Continuing Education Ad Hoc Meeting
Scottsdale, AZ

March 1-2, 2024
Continuing Education Committee
Scottsdale, AZ
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March 22-23, 2024
Residency Review Committee
Bethesda, MD
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