Have you ever wondered why and when the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) reviews its publications? Or who is selected to review the documents? The Bylaws of the Council mandate that publications produced by the Council are to be reviewed by an Ad Hoc Advisory Committee six years following the adoption of revisions resulting from the previous Ad Hoc Advisory Committee review.
The documents related to residency education—CPME 320, Standards and Requirements for Approval of Residencies in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies and CPME 330, Procedures for Approval of Residencies in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery—were adopted in 2011; therefore, at its October 2017 meeting, the Council appointed the next Ad Hoc Advisory Committee, which will convene for its first meeting in the late fall or early winter of 2018.
Prior to the first meeting, the Council will conduct a survey of the residency communities of interest. This survey, like the survey conducted by the prior ad hoc committee, will be designed to obtain the perspectives of these communities to provide the committee valuable information regarding the residency training process.
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 following individuals have accepted appointment 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
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
David Millward, DPM (representing the Young Physicians); Grain Valley, MO – residency director
James Stavosky, DPM (representing the American Board of Podiatric Medicine [ABPM]); Dale City, CA – former ABPM president; adjunct professor at the California School of Podiatric Medicine and Western University; 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