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.
The Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) is aware of the recent announcements by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) to offer a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in podiatric surgery. The Council does not recognize or approve any CAQs within its current policies and procedures for board recognition. CAQs are not equivalent to certification, and they cannot lead to certification in any specific content area. Further, the Council believes it would be confusing to the public to provide a qualification in podiatric surgery when there is a surgical certification board within the profession...Read the full public notice here.
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 closed. 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.
CPME 720 and CPME 730
The Council has initiated a review of publications related to continuing education 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 does not anticipate a reduction in MAVs and diversity this training year due to COVID-19; all standards and requirements as outlined in CPME 320, Standards and Requirements for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies will be required for program completion.
CPME Policy for On-Site Evaluations and the Covid-19 Pandemic
CPME recognizes that the Covid-19 pandemic continues. This policy is for team members who have had recent exposure to Covid-19 or are exhibiting Covid symptoms within three days prior to an on-site evaluation.
Public Notice Concerning the ABPM CAQ in Podiatric Surgery
The Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) released a public notice concerning the ABPM CAQ in Podiatric Surgery on August 11, 2022. Read the full notice 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.
October 3-6, 2022
Comprehensive on-site evaluation of Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Des Moines, IA
October 18-19, 2022
Pompano Beach, FL
October 19-20, 2022
Pompano Beach, FL
October 21-22, 2022
Council on Podiatric Medical Education
Pompano Beach, FL
November 7-10, 2022
Comprehensive on-site evaluation of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Report of the Council