On a regularly scheduled basis, the Council reviews and revises its standards, requirements, and procedures. In order to facilitate these reviews, the Council appoints ad hoc educational policies, standards, requirements, and procedures committees. The Council’s current schedule includes review of publications related to residency education (CPME 320, Standards and Requirements for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies and CPME 330, Procedures for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies).
As part of the review process, the ad hoc committee reviewed the requirements for residencies utilized in numerous professions. Input to the process was provided through a survey of the residency community of interest, which included current program directors. The Committee has met several times since 2018 to review the input from the communities of interest and to create Draft I of the revised CPME publications 320 and CPME 330. At the Council’s October 2020 meeting, Draft I of CPME publications 320 and CPME 330 was approved and widely disseminated to the community of interest for comment
The Council is continuing with its revision of CPME 320, Standards and Requirements for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies, and CPME 330, Procedures for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies. At its April 2021 meeting, the Council agreed to send Draft I of the CPME 320 and CPME 330 documents back to the Residency Ad Hoc Committee to create Draft II.
The ad hoc committee met in-person September 25–26 and created Draft II of these documents. Draft II is expected to be submitted to the Council at its April 2022 meeting.
The Council, at its April 2021 meeting, reviewed the comments from the community of interest, the questions from the town halls, the responses to the online survey, and resolutions passed at the APMA House of Delegates on Draft I of the revised CPME publications 320 and 330.
At its April 2021 meeting, the Council reviewed the documents and elected to create two tracks to assist in continued revisions of the documents:
The two tracks will take place concurrently but separately.
The decision to create the blue-ribbon panel acknowledges the importance of milestones to the community of interest. The panel will study clinical competency and milestones and make a recommendation on the educational benefit and best way these could be implemented into PMSR and PMSR/RRA programs, given the variety of resources available at the sponsoring institutions.
Once the ad hoc committee and the blue-ribbon panel have concluded their work, they will submit their documents and/or recommendations separately to the Council for approval at its next scheduled meeting. Following approval of each by the Council, the documents will be sent to the community of interest for another feedback period. The two tracks may not conclude, be approved, and implemented at the same time.
April 2021 CPME Statement on CPME 320 and CPME 330 Revisions
CPME 320, Standards and Requirements for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies
CPME 330, Procedures for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies