CPME Statement Concerning Negative and Unprofessional Social Media Posts

CPME is aware of recent posts on social media and online messaging boards against the Council and its individual members. These posts are unprofessional, inflammatory, and do not serve to promote the profession. CPME commends APMA for their recent message from the Board of Trustees...Read the full statement here

Public Notice Concerning the ABPM CAQ in Podiatric Surgery

The Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) is aware of the recent announcements by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) to offer a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in podiatric surgery. The Council does not recognize or approve any CAQs within its current policies and procedures for board recognition. CAQs are not equivalent to certification, and they cannot lead to certification in any specific content area. Further, the Council believes it would be confusing to the public to provide a qualification in podiatric surgery when there is a surgical certification board within the profession...Read the full public notice here

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.

New Residency Documents and Training Dates

CPME has adopted revisions to CPME 320, Standards and Requirements for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies, and 330, Procedures for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies, with the exception of Appendix C, Milestones. The Council deferred making a decision related to Appendix C, Milestones and will revisit this issue at its April 2023 meeting. The newly approved documents have an implementation date of July 2023. The Council will provide live and virtual training for program directors throughout 2023. The new documents and training dates can be found here


CPME Statements and Notices

Updates to CPME Documents 
Documents approved and adopted at the Council’s April 2023 meeting include:

CPME Documents Under Review


September 15-16, 2023
Continuing Education Committee
Bethesda, MD

September 22-23, 2023
Residency Review Committee
Bethesda, MD

October 18-19, 2023
Accreditation Committee
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

October 19, 2023
Executive Committee
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

October 20-21, 2023
Council on Podiatric Medical Education
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

November 6-9, 2023
Comprehensive on-site evaluation of Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine
Pomona, CA

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RRC Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines