Proposed revisions to CPME publications 120, 130, and the College Accreditation Eligibility Requirements are scheduled for consideration by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) in October 2019.
Every six years, CPME conducts a comprehensive review of its standards, requirements, and procedures associated with its evaluation activities. In 2016, the council appointed an ad hoc advisory committee to review CPME publication 120, Standards and Requirements for Accrediting Colleges of Podiatric Medicine; CPME publication 130, Procedures for Accrediting Colleges of Podiatric Medicine; and the College Accreditation Eligibility Requirements.
The committee began the process of rewriting the documents related to college evaluation and accreditation in 2016 and disseminated Draft I to the community of interest in December 2017. The council reviewed all comments received from the community of interest concerning Draft I at its April 2018 meeting and determined that due to the number and nature of the comments received, the committee would reconvene to address the comments and to provide recommendations to the council at its October 2018 meeting. The council reviewed the recommendations made by the committee and approved Draft II of CPME publications 120 and 130 at its October 2018 meeting. Draft II was disseminated to the community of interest in the fall of 2018, and the comments were reviewed by the council at its April 2019 meeting. After reviewing the feedback from the community of interest, Draft III of CPME 120 was created along with Draft II of the College Accreditation Eligibility Requirements.
Per CPME 130, Draft III revisions of CPME publication 120, and Draft II of CPME publications 130 and the College Accreditation Eligibility Requirements will be open for comment for four months. Following a review of the comments from the community of interest, the proposed revisions to CPME 120, CPME 130, and the College Accreditation Eligibility Requirements will be considered for final adoption by the council during its October 2019 meeting.
Click on this link, CPME 120 and 130 Revisions, to view the draft documents for comment. The revised documents can be found on the council’s website, CPME.org. Click on “Podiatric Medical Colleges,” then “Accreditation Information for Colleges,” to view the documents.
You are encouraged to forward this message as you see appropriate. The council is seeking the broadest possible input. Please send your comments to Heather Stagliano, DHSc, by September 15.