Every six years, the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (Council or CPME) conducts a comprehensive review of its standards, requirements, and procedures associated with its evaluation activities. In order to facilitate these reviews, ad hoc advisory committees are appointed. In 2018, the Council appointed an ad hoc advisory committee to review CPME publications 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 members broadly represented the communities of interest related to residency education.
At the Council’s October 2020 meeting, Draft I of CPME publications 320 and 330 was approved and disseminated widely to the Council’s community of interest for comment. At its spring 2021 meeting, the Council reviewed the comments from the community of interest, as well as feedback from the town hall meetings on Draft I of CPME 320 and 330. The Council recommended the Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee continue to work on the CPME 320 and 330 documents. The Council also recommended the formation of a Blue Ribbon Panel for Milestone Education in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies comprised of experts from various organizations (including academics and non-DPMs) to study clinical competency and milestones.
At its April 2022 meeting, the Council reviewed the work of the Residency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee and the Blue Ribbon Panel for Milestone Education and approved Draft II of CPME publications 320 and CPME 330.
Per CPME 330, prior to adoption, all Council policies, procedures, standards, and requirements are disseminated widely in order to obtain information regarding how the Council’s community of interest may be affected. Draft II revisions of CPME publications 320 and 330 will be open for comment until July 15. Following a review of the comments from the community of interest, the proposed revisions to CPME publications 320 and 330 will be considered for final adoption by the Council during its October 2022 meeting.
A comment period of 60 days has been set for the community of interest to comment on the revised documents. Please submit your comments through this survey by July 15, 2022. Organizations may submit comments by email to Nancy Chouinard at NChouinard@cpme.org.
The Council will host a virtual town hall meeting to allow for Q&A concerning the revisions to CPME publications 320 and 330. It is highly recommended that you review the presentations above prior to attending the town hall meeting, where the focus will be on providing clarification concerning the draft documents and answering questions that were submitted in advance though the town hall survey.