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Welcome to the AACPM Teaching Hospital Members Website

This Members Only website represents an important part of AACPM’s commitment to you as a residency director, residency coordinator, training faculty member, or resident. The Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH) is the voice that speaks for you and your concerns. This website allows AACPM and COTH to communicate with you more effectively and provide you easy access to information and resources to support the podiatry clinical teaching environment. We want your suggestions for making this website a true “one stop” resource for residency program knowledge.

Continuing Medical Education

Our focus is education specific to podiatric residency training programs and their directors, coordinators, host institutions, clinical training faculty, and residents.

GME Funding

Medicare is the largest single program providing explicit support for graduate medical education (GME).

Publications & Data

COTH publishes a quarterly newsletter for members with news and information about graduate medical education and funding. COTH also conducts an annual “Newly Graduated DPM Competency” survey and a “Residency Director Compensation” survey every other year.

Message Boards

Online forums give you a virtual professional community. You can collect and share questions, suggestions, and comments with your community of interest.

Council of Teaching Hospitals

The Council of Teaching Hospitals is made up of elected representatives from across the United States.  The Council administers the Centralized Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR) as well as the Centralized Residency Interview Program (CRIP) on behalf of the entire AACPM residency training program membership.  The COTH is your voice and represents the interests of all AACPM teaching hospital members in the deliberations of the AACPM through its representatives on the Association’s board of directors.

Take the time to identify your COTH Regional Representative and get to know them.

AACPM/COTH Membership

As a member of AACPM, you and your institution receive direct tangible benefits and recognition as supporters of excellence in graduate medical education. Membership is by institution, not individual program or person, and every program director, coordinator, faculty member, and resident can benefit from professional development offerings and shared best practices for excellence in podiatric training.

Membership benefits include:

  • The right to participate in AACPM’s Centralized Regional Interview Program (CRIP)
  • Vouchers for two faculty members/residency director to attend a COTH/CME workshop held during a CRIP weekend in January at no additional cost
  • Significant cost reduction for additional faculty development programs
  • Eligibility, if needed, for your resident(s) to access the Resident Rescue Fund
  • Access to information relative to:
  • CMS’s updated GME funding information
  • Program development and support
  • Other current topics of interest