The Council on Podiatric Medical Education, Residency Review Committee (RRC), and Council staff have focused significant attention on facilitating increases in positions in approved podiatric residencies and expediting the review and evaluation of programs that apply for provisional approval. CPME’s efforts are ongoing and have resulted in the following outcomes:
In addition to the aforementioned increase effort, RRC approved requests for increases in positions from eight CPME-approved programs, resulting in a total of eight new positions.
Eight applications for provisional approval were evaluated and approved, resulting in an additional 15/15/15 positions.
RRC approved requests to increase positions from three CPME-approved programs, resulting in a total of three new positions
Seven applications for provisional approval were evaluated and approved, resulting in an additional 12/12/12 positions
RRC approved requests to increase positions from 10 CPME-approved programs, resulting in a total of seven new positions for the 2015–2016 training year and five new positions for the 2016–2017 training year
One application for provisional approval was evaluated and approved, resulting in an additional 2/2/2 positions
The Council is working with four institutions to complete applications for PMSR and PMSR/RRA for a total of 6/6/6 positions.
CPME and RRC members and CPME staff are working on a daily basis with prospective and applicant programs to provide guidance at each step of the approval process:
Recognizing the need for new residency positions and programs, the Council and RRC are committed to considering all applications in a rapid manner without compromising the quality of podiatric residency training.
As a reminder, the Council office, RRC, and the Council will not release or confirm the following information in any form:
Additional information can be found at the following links: