The newly approved documents have an implementation date of July 1, 2023.
Residents who started training prior to the 2023-2024 academic year must meet all MAVs as outlined in the CPME 320 that was in effect at the start of their residency program.
Programs that have an increase in resident complement due to unplanned off-cycle residents or residents on leave of absence can submit a request by letter and CPME will waive the increase in position fee. If the temporary overlap lasts longer than one year, the program must submit the full 345 application and payment.
Because residency programs are resource-based, CPME does not provide samples of documents that vary greatly depending on institutional resources such as resident contracts, residency manuals, rotation competencies, and affiliation agreements.
The revised CPME 370, Evaluation Team Report, includes charts for each requirement in CPME 320 and can be used as a guide for programs to create their own documents and to assess document compliance with CPME standards and requirements.
Training and Implementation Resources
While the suggested biomechanical form is not required, these templates are provided as a resource. Regardless of the forms used, all documented biomechanical exams must include diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment.
The review process for a residency requesting approval requires a period of 12–18 months from the time an application is received in the Council office until the Council takes an approval action. This timeline may not always coordinate with the dates for the national residency application and matching service.