June 12, 2018
CPME Publications 120 and 130 Revisions in Progress
On a regularly scheduled basis, the standards, requirements, and procedures of the Council are reviewed and revised. In order to facilitate these reviews, ad hoc educational policies, standards, requirements, and procedures committees are appointed. The Council’s current schedule includes review of publications related to podiatric college evaluation and accreditation (CPME 120, Standards and Requirements for Accrediting of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, and CPME 130, Procedures for Accrediting Colleges of Podiatric Medicine).
The committee began meeting in 2016 and Draft I of the rewrite of CPME publications 120 and 130 was disseminated to the communities of interest in December 2017. The Council reviewed all comments received concerning Draft I at its spring 2018 meeting and determined that due to the number and nature of the comments received, the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee will be reconvened to address the comments and to provide recommendations to the Council at their October 2018 meeting.
The Ad Hoc Advisory Committee met via conference call on June 5 to review the feedback received from the communities of interest and began building Draft II of CPME publications 120 and 130. Once the committee completes its edits, Draft II will be forwarded for the Council’s review and approval and disseminated to the communities of interest for comment. Final changes and adoption of the documents could occur as soon as the April 2019 meeting of the Council.