Overview of the LCME Process
Accreditation, the process of quality assurance in postsecondary education, determines whether an institution or program meets established standards for function, structure, and performance. The process also fosters institutional and program improvement. Medical education programs leading to the MD degree in the United States and Canada are accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
Besides fostering program improvement, accreditation by the LCME establishes eligibility for selected federal grants and programs including Title VII funding, most state boards of medical licensure, eligibility for students to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination , and eligibility for students to enter Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education residency programs.
-Taken from the LCME website
We are preparing for our LCME Site Visit scheduled for October 2014 in the following ways:
- In 2013 we will complete a detailed database of information about our medical education program
- Using that database and other resources, our Self Study Task Force will conduct a structured review of all aspects of our medical education program and will write a substantive report
- At the same time, the students will conduct an Independent Student Analysis
- In mid-2014 we will submit an updated database, a summary of the self-study report, and other documents to the LCME. The LCME team assigned to review our program will examine this material
- An LCME team will visit the School for four days to interview
faculty, staff, and students and to tour major facilities
Click here to visit the LCME's official website