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 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.
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.
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.
Adoption of CPME 320 and CPME 330
CPME has adopted the revisions to CPME 320 and CPME 330, with the exception of Appendix C, Milestones, with an implementation date of July 2023. The Council elected to defer making a decision related to Appendix C, Milestones and will revisit this issue at its April 2023 meeting. The Council will provide live and virtual training for program directors throughout 2023. The new documents and training dates can be found here.
CPME 720 and CPME 730
The Council has initiated a review of publications related to continuing education 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.
Public Notice Concerning the ABPM CAQ in Podiatric Surgery
The Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) released a public notice concerning the ABPM CAQ in Podiatric Surgery on August 11, 2022. Read the full notice here.
Updates to CPME Documents
The CPME 900, Bylaws and the CPME Policies and Miscellaneous Documents were revised and adopted at the October 2022 Council meeting. Details on these changes can be found on the Updates to CPME Policies and Procedures page.
March 24-25, 2023
Residency Review Committee
New Orleans, LA
April 19-20, 2023
April 20-21, 2023
April 21-22, 2023
Council on Podiatric Medical Education
RRC Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines
CPME Policies and Miscellaneous Documents (including fees)
Residency Verifications – Currently CPME is unable to accept verification requests via phone or fax. Requests must either be made by through our verification form or by email.
Accreditation Standards and Guidelines
New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) – At its November 14, 2022, meeting, the Council reviewed the extension for good cause submitted by the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. After due consideration, the Council determined there was good cause to grant the extension of time to allow the College to demonstrate compliance with the accreditation standard and requirement. Additionally, the Council rescinded the probation order as the reason for the probation order was no longer applicable due to the granting of the extension of time. The Council first identified the New York College of Podiatric Medicine as being in noncompliance with Standard 1 Requirement D, Ongoing Evaluation Process, in April 2021. Under the Council's rules of procedure, the College is permitted a period of time to come into compliance with accreditation standards. With the grant of the time extension, the College now has until April 2025 to come into compliance.
Approval Actions - Continuing Education Committee
Continuing Education Standards and Guidelines
Approval Actions - Residency Review Committee
Residency Standards and Guidelines
Fellowship Standards and Guidelines
Report of the Council
CPME COVID-19 Guidance
CPME Statements and Related Documents for Colleges, Residencies, Fellowships, and Continuing Education Providers