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.
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.
A third meeting of the Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee occurred on June 6–7. The Committee continued its work on the revision of the documents and scheduled an additional meeting for December 12–13. 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 Council on Podiatric Medical Education presented a continuing education workshop in August during the 2019 Podiatric Meeting Planners Summit. The workshop provided participants a better understanding of the Council's continuing education documents and afforded them the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters and discuss issues as a group. Moving forward, a webinar (to be uploaded to the CPME website) will be created to allow other providers to benefit from the workshop presentation. Sample templates of continuing education forms and agreements will be included.
October 16–19, 2019
Council on Podiatric Medical Education
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
December 6–7, 2019
Perry Lane Hotel, Savannah, GA
December 12–13, 2019
APMA Headquarters, Bethesda, MD