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 met in October 2018. As part of the review process, the Committee has reviewed the requirements for residencies utilized in numerous professions including allopathic medicine, occupational therapy, dentistry, and osteopathic medicine. Input to the process has been provided through a survey of the residency community of interest.
A second meeting of the Committee is scheduled for March 8–9. 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 Council and its Ad Hoc Committee will be guided by the following principles in revising the residency documents:
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
Stephen Geller, DPM (representing ABPM); Phoenix, AZ – member of the Residency Review Committee (RRC); 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
Harry Schneider, DPM (representing program directors); Reading, MA – residency director; residency evaluator
Ronald Soave, DPM; Holmdel, NJ (ex-officio) – 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 – residency director