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).

The Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee Meetings

October 2018: As part of the review process, the Committee reviewed the requirements for residencies from numerous professions, including allopathic medicine, occupational therapy, dentistry, and osteopathic medicine. Input to the process was been provided through a survey of the residency community of interest.

March 2019: The committee reviewed the results of the Program Director Town Hall meetings held at CRIP, feedback from the ACFAS 2019 Residency Directors Forum, and a letter from the APMA Board of Trustees prior to resuming the re-write process of CPME 320. The committee determined that another meeting was to needed to continue the committee’s work.

June 2019: A third meeting of the Committee is scheduled for June 6–7. The Committee will continue its work on the revision of the documents and may schedule additional meetings until draft copies of the documents are available for consideration by the Council. Once approved by CPME, the proposed document changes would then be disseminated to the community of interest, and the Council will hold one or more public forums for comment.

The Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee

The Council and its Ad Hoc Committee will be guided by the following principles in revising the residency documents: 

  • Leadership. The Council will provide thoughtful leadership in formulating issues related to the standards and procedures revision process; developing needed tools and strategies to sustain the value of quality document revision that will lead to advancing podiatric postgraduate education.
  • Accreditation Best Practices. The Council will look to and formulate its process in keeping with recognized best practices of other accrediting agencies.
  • Inclusion. The Council will sustain an environment of active consultation with the larger podiatric medical education community and participating organizations, as well as encourage cooperation and information exchange throughout the podiatric education community.
  • Independence. The Council will be an autonomous and informed voice for strengthening the standards for approval of podiatric residency programs. 

The Ad Hoc Advisory Committee members broadly represent the communities of interest related to residency education and have been selected with the belief that they will provide thoughtful analysis and insight into the needed evolution of residency training, in coordination with the goals and the interests of the profession.

The Council has appointed the following individuals to the Committee: 

Keith Cook, DPM (chair); Newark, NJ – CPME member; member of the Residency Review Committee (RRC); residency director; residency evaluator

Scott Hughes, DPM (liaison for the APMA Board of Trustees); Monroe, MI – private practitioner

Charles Lombardi, DPM (representing the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery [ABFAS]); Bayside, NY – former CPME member; former RRC chair; former ABFAS president; residency evaluator; residency director

Danae Lowell, DPM (representing program directors and evaluators); Cleveland – residency director of a VA-sponsored residency program; residency evaluator

David Millward, DPM (representing Young Physicians); Grain Valley, MO – residency director

Coleen Napolitano, DPM (representing ABPM); Chicago - Member of the ABPM Board of Directors; member of the Residency Review Committee (RRC); residency director; residency evaluator

Harry Schneider, DPM (representing program directors); Reading, MA – residency director; residency evaluator

Ronald Soave, DPM (ex-officio); Holmdel, NJ – CPME member; RRC chair; associate dean for academic affairs and chair, department of Podiatric Surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine; former residency director; residency evaluator

Michael Trepal, DPM (CPME chair); New York – vice president of Academic Affairs and Dean, New York College of Podiatric Medicine; former Accreditation Committee chair; residency director

Steven Vyce, DPM (representing the Council of Teaching Hospitals); New Haven, CT – CPME member; member of the Residency Review Committee (RRC); residency director