Call for Third-Party Comments

Public Notice: Call for Third-Party Comments

In accordance with the Council on Podiatric Medical Education’s (CPME or Council) procedures, interested individuals or institutions are invited to submit third-party comments with respect to the compliance of the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine, and the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine with the standards and requirements of the Council.

Comments must relate specifically to the Council’s requirements as published in CPME 120, Standards and Requirements for Accrediting Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, which may be obtained on CPME.org/cpme120.

The Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery is scheduled for a focused site visit on April 29, 2024, to assess the substantive change of location. Third-party comments concerning the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery are due by April 1, 2024.

The Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine is scheduled for a reaccreditation on-site visit June 3–6, 2024. Third-party comments concerning the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine are due by May 1, 2024.

The Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine is scheduled for a reaccreditation on-site visit September 23–26, 2024. Third-party comments concerning the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine are due by August 15, 2024.

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Podiatric Medicine is scheduled for a preaccreditation on-site visit November 4–7, 2024. Third-party comments concerning the LECOM School of Podiatric Medicine are due by October 1, 2024.

Signed comments received by the Council will be shared with the institution and members of the evaluation team prior to the visit. The institution is notified of third-party comments so it may have the opportunity to respond. The Council will exercise its best efforts to keep confidential the identity of an individual or entity who submits a comment, unless the person or entity has specified in writing that it is permissible to reveal their identity. If confidentiality is appropriate, all correspondence with the institution will maintain this confidentiality. During its review of the college, the evaluation team considers third-party comments, if any, that relate to the accreditation standards.

Please submit third-party comments to:
Heather Stagliano, Executive Director
Council on Podiatric Medical Education
[email protected]