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.
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.
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.
The Continuing Education Committee's workshop video along with sample documents are available to providers of continuing education on the new resources page.
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)
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.
August 29, 2020
Continuing Education Committee
September 25-26, 2020
Residency Review Committee
October 14-15, 2020
October 16, 2020
October 17, 2020
Council on Podiatric Medical Education