On a regularly scheduled basis, the Council on Podiatric Medical Education reviews and, when appropriate, revises the requirements and procedures associated with various evaluation activities. The Council has initiated a review of publications related to continuing education evaluation and approval:
The Council and its Ad Hoc Committee will be guided by the following principles in revising the continuing education documents:
The Council has appointed an ad hoc advisory committee comprised of representatives of the community of interest related to postdoctoral podiatric medical education. The Ad Hoc Advisory Committee members broadly represent the communities of interest related to continuing education and have been selected with the belief that they will provide thoughtful analysis and insight into the needed evolution of continuing education, in coordination with the goals and the interests of the profession.
The Council has appointed the following individuals to the Committee:
Oleg Petrov, DPM (Chair), Chicago, IL – Director of Continuing Education, Ascension Saint Joseph – Chicago; residency director, Ascension Saint Joseph – Chicago; residency evaluator; college evaluator; former CPME member, chair and vice-chair, former Nominating Committee member and chair; former Continuing Education Committee (CEC) chair
Lara Beer-Caulfield, Camp Hill, PA – Director of Continuing Education, William L. Goldfarb Foundation; former CEC member, former Continuing Education Ad Hoc Committee member
Michael Brody, DPM, Commack, NY – Director of Continuing Education, CMEonline
Lori DeBlasi, DPM, Fort Myers, FL – Associate Physician, Family Foot and Leg Center, PA; college evaluator; residency evaluator; former CPME chair, vice chair, and member; former Nominating Committee member; former Ad Hoc Appeals Committee member; former College Ad Hoc Committee member; former RRC member; former CEC chair and member; former Continuing Education Ad Hoc Committee chair and member
Vanessa Gray, Des Moines, IA – Director of Continuing Education, Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery; former CEC member; former Continuing Education Ad Hoc Committee member
Jay LeBow, DPM, Baltimore, MD – sports medicine specialist, Baltimore Orioles/Major League Baseball; podiatric medical consultant, Under Armour footwear; consultant, Food and Drug Administration
Rachel Miller, Owings Mills, MD – former Director of Continuing Education, Data Trace Publishing Company; former CEC member
Rodney Peele, JD, Bethesda, MD – Executive Director, American Optometric Association Health Policy Institute; CEC chair; CPME member
The initial meeting of the Continuing Education Ad Hoc Advisory Committee will take place on September 17, 2022.