Call for Comments - Spring 2019 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 Verification Request Form

The Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) is the primary source for podiatric residency verifications. CPME records date back to when residencies were first approved in the mid-1960s and fellowships were first approved in 2000. CPME provides formal letters of verification as opposed to filling out forms. 

To request verification of a podiatrist’s completion of a CPME-approved residency and/or CPME-approved fellowship, complete the form found here. 


Continuing Education Provider Workshop

The Continuing Education Committee is hosting a free workshop on Friday, March 15 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. at the JW Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC in the Longworth Room. The workshop will include topics related to documentation and evaluation, common areas of noncompliance, and best practices. The purpose of the workshop is to make it easier for providers of continuing education to understand the standards and process for approval. 



Accreditation Actions

Approval Actions - Continuing Education Committee

Approval Actions - Residency Review Committee

Call for Comment - CPME Publications 120 and 130 - The Committee appointed to review the documents related to college evaluation and accreditation began meeting in 2016, and Draft I of the rewrite of CPME publications 120 and 130 was disseminated to the community of interest in December 2017. The Council reviewed all comments received from the community of interest concerning Draft I at its April 2018 meeting and determined that due to the number and nature of the comments received, the Committee would reconvene to address the comments and to provide recommendations to the Council at its October 2018 meeting. The Council reviewed the recommendations made by the Committee and approved Draft II of CPME publications 120 and 130 at its October 2018 meeting.

Per CPME 130, Draft II revisions of CPME publications 120 and 130 will be open for comment for four months. Following a review of the comments from the community of interest, the proposed revisions to CPME 120 and 130 will be considered for final adoption by the Council during its April 2019 meeting.




March 29–30, 2019
Residency Review Committee
APMA Headquarters, Bethesda, MD

April 25–26, 2019
Accreditation Committee
APMA Headquarters, Bethesda, MD

April 26, 2019
Executive Committee
APMA Headquarters, Bethesda, MD

April 27, 2019
Council on Podiatric Medical Education
APMA Headquarters, Bethesda, MD

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