CPME 320 and 330 Revisions in Progress

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

April 2021 Update

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:

  1. Create a blue-ribbon panel of experts in competency-based assessment and education, comprised of members of the academic, podiatric, and graduate medical education communities, to study clinical competency and milestones, and make a recommendation to the Council on the implementation of milestones in residencies in podiatric medicine and surgery.

  2. Send Draft 1 back to the ad hoc committee for further revision, accepting modifications to the document for Standards 1 - 5, and incorporating suggestions and recommendations from the community of interest with particular focus on Standards 6 and 7:

    1. Through the ad hoc committee, implement additional suggestions from the community of interest related to mandatory rotations and residents documenting adequate training in outpatient podiatric experiences.

    2. Through the ad hoc committee, focus on comments from the community of interest and revise the sections of the document related to wound care MAVs, in-training exams, resident well-being, and the possible addition of educational requirements for biomechanics and other didactic activities.

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

Draft I Documents

CPME 320, Standards and Requirements for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies

CPME 330, Procedures for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies

The Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee Meetings

The Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee