This notice contains important information concerning the proposed revisions to 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. Please read the notice in its entirety.
Every six years, the Council on Podiatric Medical Education 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 represent the communities of interest related to residency education, and were selected with the belief that they would provide thoughtful analysis and insight into the needed evolution of residency training, in coordination with the goals and the interests of the profession. The committee members include representatives from:
As part of the review process, the committee reviewed the requirements for residencies used in numerous professions including allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, and optometry. Input to the process was provided through a survey of the residency community of interest, which included current program directors. The survey of the communities of interest took place in summer 2018, and the committee held its first meeting in October 2018. The committee has met several times over the past two years to review the input from the communities of interest and to create Draft I of the revised CPME publications 320 and CPME 330. At the council’s October 2020 meeting, Draft I of CPME publications 320 and CPME 330 was approved.
Per CPME 330, prior to adoption, all council policies, procedures, standards, and requirements are disseminated widely to obtain information regarding how the council’s community of interest may be affected. Draft I revisions of CPME publications 320 and 330 will be open for comment through January 31, 2021. 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 April 2021 meeting.
View the draft documents, CPME 320 and 330 Revisions on CPME.org. Navigate to the draft documents by clicking the “Residencies” tab and choosing “CPME 320 and 330 Revisions.” In addition to the draft documents, summary documents have been created to provide insight into the revisions made to CPME publications 320 and 330.
The council will host two town hall meetings to allow for Q&A concerning the revisions to CPME publications 320 and 330. The meetings will be held:
A third town hall meeting may be scheduled based on need. You must register in advance. All questions must be submitted in advance through this survey. (By December 1 for the December 3 meeting; by December 10 for the December 15 meeting.)
A voice-over PowerPoint presentation, which highlights the revisions within CPME 320, has been posted on CPME.org for your review. CPME highly recommends that you review this presentation prior to attending the town hall meetings, where the focus will be on providing clarification concerning the draft documents and answering questions that were submitted in advance through the survey as noted above. In addition, you can access PDF slides to highlight the changes within the 320 and 330 documents.
You are encouraged to forward this message because the council is seeking the broadest possible input. Please submit your comments through this survey by January 31, 2021. Note that questions submitted for the town hall Q&A are separate from the call for comment.