New Residencies Eligible for On-Site Evaluation

The Residency Review Committee (RRC) considers the application for provisional approval by mail ballot, conference call, or at one of its semi-annual meetings. The RRC will consider a complete application within 60 calendar days of its receipt. 

The RRC reviews the application to determine whether the new residency is eligible for on-site evaluation. In determining eligibility, the RRC will not consider a number of resident positions other than that for which the institution has applied. The RRC has the prerogative of taking no action on the application in order to request further information from the sponsoring institution and/or to discuss the application during a subsequent conference call or upcoming regularly-scheduled meeting.

When the RRC determines that a new residency is eligible for on-site evaluation, this status indicates that the institution appears to be developing a residency that has the potential for meeting the standards and requirements for approval by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. Neither eligibility for on-site evaluation nor the conduct of an initial on-site evaluation ensures eventual approval. 

Correspondence regarding the RRC action is addressed to the program director. A copy of the letter is forwarded to the chief administrative officer of the sponsoring institution. If eligibility for on-site evaluation is confirmed, the letter includes a copy of CPME 312, Agenda Guide for Programs Eligible for On-Site Evaluation, to assist the director in planning for the initial on-site evaluation. 

If the RRC proposes denial of eligibility for on-site evaluation, justification for the action is delineated in the letter and provisions for requesting procedural reconsideration, reconsideration, and appeal are identified (see Procedural Reconsideration, Reconsideration, and Appeal) on pages 18–20 in CPME 330, Procedures for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies. If the RRC proposes denial of eligibility for on-site evaluation, the institution is required to verify to the council, in writing, that all program applicants selected for interview and/or incoming residents have been notified of this approval status (applicants must be notified in writing prior to the interview) (see Resident Notification of Action) on page 18 in CPME 330.

Advocate Christ Medical Center

4440 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
708-684-8000
Prog Dir: John F. Grady, DPM
Number of Positions: 3/3/3
Requested Category: PMSR/RRA
Date Determined Eligible for On-Site Evaluation: December 7, 2016
Scheduled On-Site Evaluation: March 7, 2017

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

10,000 Bay Pines Boulevard
Bay Pines, FL 33744
727-398-6661
Prog Dir: Melissa Abercrombie, DPM
Number of Positions: 1/1/1
Requested Category: PMSR/RRA
Date Determined Eligible for On-Site Evaluation: November 8, 2016
Scheduled On-Site Evaluation: TBD

Mountain Vista Medical Center

1301 South Crimson Road
Mesa, AZ 85209
480-373-2370
Prog Dir: Kerry Zang, DPM
Number of Positions: 3/3/3
Requested Category: PMSR/RRA
Date Determined Eligible for On-Site Evaluation: November 22, 2016
Scheduled On-Site Evaluation: TBD

Nazareth Hospital

2601 Holme Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152
215-335-6672
Prog Dir: Renata Milman, DPM
Number of Positions: 1/1/1
Requested Category: PMSR
Date Determined Eligible for On-Site Evaluation: November 8, 2016
Scheduled On-Site Evaluation: TBD

University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson Campus

Room 4402
1501 North Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724-5072
520-626-1349
Prog Dir: David G. Armstrong, DPM
Number of Positions: 1/1/1
Requested Category: PMSR/RRA
Date Determined Eligible for On-Site Evaluation: December 7, 2016
Scheduled On-Site Evaluation: TBD


Recently Approved Programs:

Community First Medical Center

Department of Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System

Huntington Hospital at Northwell Health

Interfaith Medical Center

Rochester General Hospital

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

Valley Presbyterian Hospital

For further information specific to recently approved programs, click on program name.