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.
The residency ad hoc committee met in person September 25–26, 2021, and created Draft II of the residency documents. Draft II is expected to be submitted to the Council at its April 2022 meeting. Further information can be found here.
The continuing education policies document will be used to address questions that require clarification or interpretation between document reviews and revisions. The policies document will also be used to expand the definition of educational content, thus expanding the list of acceptable educational activities.
Call for Third-Party Comments - California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Please submit third-party comments by May 1, 2022 to Heather Stagliano, Director, Council on Podiatric Medical Education. The full notice can be read here.
Updates to CPME Documents
Changes to the CPME 900, Bylaws, CPME Policies and Miscellaneous Document, CPME 120, Standards and Requirements for Accrediting Colleges of Podiatric Medicine. CPME 130, Procedures for Accrediting Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, CPME 935a, Guidelines for the Conduct of Appeals by Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, and CPME 935b, Guidelines for the Conduct of Appeals by Residencies, Fellowships, Providers of Continuing Education, and Specialty Boards were adopted at the October 2021 Council meeting. Details on these changes can be found on the Updates to CPME Policies and Procedures page.
Blue Ribbon Panel for Milestone Education in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
CPME has appointed a Blue Ribbon Panel for Milestone Education in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies. The charge of the Panel, as delegated by the Council, is as follows: Study clinical competency and milestones; Develop a recommendation to the Council on the educational benefit and implementation of milestones in residencies in podiatric medicine and surgery, given the variety of resources available at the sponsoring institutions of these programs; Create milestones for podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery and determine the best way to implement these in podiatric residency programs with different levels of resources. In addition, the Panel is encouraged to create recommendations on how to train faculty in the use of these milestones. The first meeting of the Panel took place on December 17–18, 2021. Further information can be found here.
CPME 820 and CPME 830
The Council has initiated a review of publications related to fellowship evaluation and approval and has appointed an ad hoc advisory committee comprised of representatives of the community of interest. Further information can be found here.
CPME 320 and CPME 330
The Council elected to continue revisions on the CPME 320 and CPME 330. Residency programs should continue to follow the current documents for the 2021–2022 training year. Further information can be found here.
Report of the Council