Call for Comments - Fall 2020 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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

CPME continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and guidance/updates issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, 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 in-person meetings and conduct them virtually. All on-site visits scheduled for the spring 2020 cycle have been deferred to the fall 2020 cycle.

Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee

A meeting of the Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee took place virtually on September 11–12. The Committee will continue to meet either in person or virtually 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 sample documents are available to providers of continuing education on the new resources page


CPME COVID-19 Guidance
CPME Statements and Related Documents for Colleges, Residencies, Fellowships, and Continuing Education Providers

Bylaw Changes (May 2020) - Changes to the Eligibility Criteria for Council members
The following CPME Bylaws change was adopted at the Council’s May 2020 meeting:
Changed the requirement of having served on at least three CPME on-site evaluation teams to a college of podiatric medicine, residency programs, fellowship programs, or continuing education providers to having served on at least one CPME on‑site evaluation team to a college of podiatric medicine or three CPME on-site evaluation teams to residency programs, fellowship programs, or continuing education providers.

CPME 925, Complaint Procedures (May 2020) - The complaint procedures were updated to clarify that evidence of exhausting internal procedures do not have to be provided if the complainant can demonstrate that no internal procedures exists for a provider of continuing education only. (emphasis added)


December 5, 2020
Collaborative Residency Evaluator Committee
Virtual meeting

December 7-10, 2020
Comprehensive on-site evaluation of New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, NY

February 20, 2021
Joint Committee on the Recognition of Specialty Boards
Virtual meeting

March 5-6, 2021
Continuing Education Committee
Bethesda, MD

March 19-20, 2021
Residency Review Committee
Bethesda, MD

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