May 13, 2019
Call for Comment Period Open: CPME College Document Revisions
Every six years, the Council on Podiatric Medical Education conducts a comprehensive review of its standards, requirements, and procedures associated with its evaluation activities. In 2016, the Council appointed an Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to review CPME publication 120, Standards and Requirements for Accrediting Colleges of Podiatric Medicine; CPME publication 130, Procedures for Accrediting Colleges of Podiatric Medicine; and College Accreditation Eligibility Requirements document.
The Committee appointed to review the documents related to college evaluation and accreditation began meeting in 2016, and Draft I to the community of interest in December 2017. The Council reviewed all comments received from the community of interest concerning Draft I at its April 2018 meeting and determined that due to the number and nature of the comments received, the Committee would reconvene to address the comments and to provide recommendations to the Council at its October 2018 meeting. The Council reviewed the recommendations made by the Committee and approved Draft II of CPME publications 120 and 130 at its October 2018 meeting. Draft III of CPME 120 was created along with Draft II of the College Accreditation Eligibility Requirements.
Per CPME 130, Draft III revisions of CPME publications 120, and Draft II of CPME publications 130 and the College Accreditation Eligibility Requirements will be open for comment for four months. Following a review of the comments from the community of interest, the proposed revisions to CPME 120, CPME 130, and the College Accreditation Eligibility Requirements will be considered for final adoption by the Council during its October 2019 meeting.
Click on this link, Accreditation Information for Colleges, to view the draft documents for comment.
The Council is seeking the broadest possible input. Please send your comments by September 15, 2019, to:
Heather Stagliano, Director
Council on Podiatric Medical Education
9312 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814