FAQ

The CAATE has compiled frequently asked questions for students, professionals and post-professionals. Find answers to your questions below.

PROFESSIONAL FAQS - General Questions

All Program Official changes, with the exception of the Program Director, may be done online through eAccreditation.

Program director change can be completed by logging into eAccreditation and selecting the “Substantive Change” tab and then selecting Program Director Change. Changes to the program director should be submitted 30 days in advance of the change occurring. If problems are encountered when trying to access to eAccreditation please contact the CAATE office via phone or by email at support@caate.net

While the DPM should be encouraged to participate in the program, and can be a valuable asset, the Standard explicitly states that the Medical Director must be a licensed MD/DO.

PROFESSIONAL FAQS - 2012 Professional Program Standards

The intent of this Standard (2012 Professional Program Standards) is to ensure that program directors are given adequate time and resources to fulfill the requirements of their position and the needs of the program.  The PD’s overall load must be comparable to similarly held health care positions at the institution or benchmarked by peer institutions. It is up to the institution to describe a case where this practice is consistent with other health care programs at the institution or peer institutions. If the program cannot verify this practice is consistent with the required benchmarking criterion, the practice would be non-compliant.

POST-PROFESSIONAL FAQS - General Questions

All Program Official changes, with the exception of the Program Director, may be done online through eAccreditation.

Program director change can be completed by logging into eAccreditation and selecting the “Substantive Change” tab and then selecting Program Director Change. Materials should be submitted 30 days in advance of the change occurring. If problems are encountered when trying to access to eAccreditation please contact the CAATE Office via phone or by email at support@caate.net

While the DPM should be encouraged to participate in the program, and can be a valuable asset, the Standard explicitly states that the Medical Director must be a licensed MD/DO.

VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL FAQS

Program names an interim PD that is not qualified. The Program must submit a Substantive Change for interim PD and follow the Substantive Change process. The program may be placed on probation for not having a qualified Program Director in place. Programs must continue to submit progress reports on how the administrative and instructional needs of the program are being met during voluntary withdrawal.