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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Standard 17 (2012 Professional Program Standards): Is it acceptable for a Program Director to have an overload as long as the PD is paid for the overload?
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.