Call for Comments - Spring 2018 Residency On-Site Visits

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 Procedure Logging Guide

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.

Provisionally-Approved and On-Site Eligible Programs

Provisionally Approved: This status indicates a residency has completed an initial on-site evaluation and has been approved to accept residents. 

Eligible: This status indicates the institution appears to be developing a residency that has the potential for meeting the standards and requirements for approval by CPME. These programs may not accept residents until provisional approval has been granted.

Become an Approved Provider of Continuing Education

The primary purpose of approval is to promote and ensure high-quality education and continuous improvement in educational programs. Approval also ensures the quality of continuing education programs to the public, the podiatric medical profession, and the state boards for examination and licensure.


Member Positions Open on the Council - The Council on Podiatric Medical Education's Nominating Committee is seeking applications for four at-large CPME positions and one postsecondary educator position. CPME will hold a closed-ballot election to fill the position at its October 2018 meeting. The position is for a three-year term renewable up to three consecutive terms. The application deadline is June 15.

Accreditation Actions

Updates to CPME Policies and Procedures:
CPME 900, Bylaws - During the April 2018 meeting, the Council adopted updates made to CPME 900, Bylaws, to reflect the revised guest and observer participation policy.

CPME 925, Complaint Procedures - During the April 2018 meeting, the Council adopted updates made to CPME 925, Complaint Procedures, to reflect the revised policy which allows for additional flexibility with processing complaints and to include mention of the fillable complaint form.  

Update to the Rewrite of CPME Publications 120 and 130 - The Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) held its spring meeting at APMA Headquarters April 28, 2018. During this meeting, the Council reviewed all comments received concerning the rewrite of CPME publication 120, Standards and Requirements for Accrediting Colleges of Podiatric Medicine; CPME 130, Procedures for Accrediting Colleges of Podiatric Medicine; and the College Accreditation Eligibility Requirements. The Council determined that due to the number and nature of the comments received, the Ad Hoc Committee will be reconvened to address the comments, to create Draft II, and to provide recommendations to the Council at its October 2018 meeting. 




June 16, 2018
Joint Committee on the Recognition of Specialty Boards
APMA Headquarters, Bethesda, MD

July 10-11, 2018
Collaborative Residency Evaluator Committee
Residency Evaluator Workshop
Washington, DC

September 8, 2018
Continuing Education Committee
APMA Headquarters, Bethesda, MD

September 21-22, 2018
Residency Review Committee
APMA Headquarters, Bethesda, MD

October 10-13, 2018
Accreditation Committee
Executive Committee
Council on Podiatric Medical Education
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

October 19-20, 2018
Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee
APMA Headquarters, Bethesda, MD

See all Calendar events