Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

CPME continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and guidance/updates issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), 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 meetings scheduled through March 31 or conduct them virtually. All on-site visits scheduled for the spring 2020 cycle have been deferred to the fall 2020 cycle.

Spring 2020 Residency On-Site Visits Postponed

All on-site visits scheduled for the spring on-site cycle have been deferred to fall 2020. The Council will provide by July 6 a complete list of the institutions scheduled for on-site evaluation between September 1 and December 31 to afford individuals or organizations the ability to submit written comments concerning an institution’s qualifications for provisional or continued approval.

Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee

A fourth meeting of the Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee occurred on December 12-13, 2019. The Committee continued its work on the revision of the documents and scheduled its next meeting for March. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the March meeting has been canceled and will be rescheduled for fall 2020. 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 Resources

The Continuing Education Committee's workshop video along with additional resources are available to providers of continuing education on the new resources page. Sample templates of continuing education forms and agreements will be added soon.



News

CPME and COVID-19 Guidance to Colleges - March 14

CPME Statement on COVID-19 and MAVs - March 30

CPME and COVID-19 Guidance to Residency and Fellowship Education - March 16

CPME and COVID-19 Guidance to Providers of Continuing Education - March 18

Spring 2020 Residency On-Site Visits
 Postponed

All on-site visits scheduled for the spring on-site cycle have been postponed to fall 2020. The Council will provide by July 6 a complete list of the institutions scheduled for on-site evaluation between September 1 and December 31 to afford individuals or organizations the ability to submit written comments concerning an institution’s qualifications for provisional or continued approval.

Official Notice – CPME Publications 720 and 730 Adopted by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education - all providers of continuing education will be required to comply with the new 2019 documents that become effective on July 1, 2020.

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

Residency Verifications – Currently CPME is unable to accept verification requests via phone or fax. Requests must either be made by through our verification form or by email.

Events

April 30 – May 1, 2020
Accreditation Committee
Virtual meeting

May 2, 2020
Executive Committee
Virtual meeting

May 2, 2020
Council on Podiatric Medical Education
Virtual meeting

June 8-11, 2020
Comprehensive on-site evaluation of New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, NY

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