The Council on Podiatric Medical Education’s Nominating Committee is seeking applications for four at-large and two public member positions on the Council. CPME will hold a closed ballot election to fill the positions at its October 2022 meeting. The positions are for a three-year term renewable up to three consecutive terms.
The council asks each applicant to describe in writing how they satisfy at least two of the following five eligibility requirements:
- Have been active for a period of at least two years as a director of an approved podiatric residency, fellowship, or provider of continuing education.
- Have been active for a period of at least two years as an academic administrator or a full‑time faculty member at a CPME-accredited college of podiatric medicine.
- Have demonstrated leadership within the profession or distinguished themselves as a practitioner.
- Have served actively on one of the Council's committees for a minimum of one full term.
- Have served on at least one CPME on‑site evaluation team to a college of podiatric medicine, or three CPME on-site evaluation teams to residency programs, fellowship programs, or continuing education providers.
The applicant is also expected to demonstrate qualifications and experience in at least one of the following areas of need:
- A podiatric physician holding an appointment as a full-time faculty member at a CPME-accredited college of podiatric medicine.
- A podiatric physician serving as an institutional administrator or dean in a CPME-accredited college of podiatric medicine.
- A podiatric physician who is involved in residency and/or fellowship education and possesses experience with the function of the council, such as service as a CPME on-site evaluator or member of a standing or ad hoc committee of the council.
- Public members must not have a significant relationship (either direct or indirect) with podiatric medical organizations or podiatric medical educational institutions. These individuals shall have no vested interest in or financial relationship to the podiatric medical profession.
In addition to the requirements outlined above, the candidate is encouraged to describe other podiatric and non-podiatric experiences they have had that strengthen the submission.
Individuals seeking election to the Council must submit a curriculum vitae and an application letter that addresses both the requirements and the area of need to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received after June 15 will not be considered.