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

Guest Meeting Policy
The Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) recently restructured Council and committee meetings so that all matters of discussion, deliberation, and voting will occur during executive sessions. This decision was made in accordance with the practice of other accrediting agencies. The public session will now consist of interested organizations or individuals providing either a written or verbal update to CPME or one of its committees, with a maximum time allotment to speak of three minutes.

To attend a public session of the CPME or one of its committees, guests must register with CPME at least two weeks in advance of a meeting. A registration link will be provided on this homepage.

We recognize that this is a change from our previous practice, and you are welcome to provide any update to the Council or its committees verbally or in writing. A report of CPME’s final decisions and actions will be posted approximately 30 days after the spring or fall meetings on the CPME website through the Report of the CPME.

At-Large Member Positions Open on the Council
CPME’s Nominating Committee is seeking applications for at-large and postsecondary educator positions on the Council. Individuals seeking election to the Council must submit a curriculum vitae and an application letter that addresses both the requirements and the area of need to Heather Stagliano by June 15, 2024, to be considered. The full notice can be read here.

Call for Third-Party Comments

  • 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


April 29, 2024
Focused on-site evaluation 
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
West Des Moines, IA

June 3-6, 2024
Comprehensive on-site evaluation
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
Miami Shores, FL

September 13-14, 2024
Continuing Education Committee
Bethesda, MD

September 20-21. 2024
Residency Review Committee
Bethesda, MD

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RRC Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines