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Programs leading to the MD degree in the United States and Puerto Rico are accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The LCME is jointly sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (AMA). Each organization appoints a Co-Secretary to the LCME and maintains an LCME office. Official correspondence from US programs should be addressed to both LCME Co- Secretaries.
programs in Canada are accredited by the LCME in cooperation
with the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools
correspondence from Canadian schools must be addressed to both LCME
Co- Secretaries and to the CACMS
Correspondence e-mailed to email@example.com will be distributed to both Co-Secretaries. If you have any questions and/or comments for the LCME, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact staff individually as shown below.
Barzansky, PhD, MHPE
Robert B. Hash, MD
Council on Medical Education
Hunt, MD, MBA
of American Medical Colleges
The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada - Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools
N. Peterson, PhD
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC)
of a Significant Change
Please designate your schools Faculty Accreditation Lead and Staff Visit Coordinator using the School Accreditation Personnel Designation Form.
The Faculty Accreditation Lead is typically a faculty member or senior administrator with extensive knowledge of the school and its programs. This individual manages the self-study process, coordinates the collection of data for the Medical Education Database, and develops the survey visit schedule with the team secretary. The Faculty Accreditation Lead will be the primary point of contact with the LCME Secretariat and the survey team secretary.
The Staff Visit Coordinator is typically an experienced staff member. This individual
manages the logistics of the survey visit, including hotel reservations,
ground transportation, and restaurant recommendations. The Staff Visit Coordinator often manages the production and mailing of the
completed Medical Education database.
Requests for Consultations with LCME Secretariat Staff
The LCME Secretariat, and for Canadian schools, the CACMS Secretary, is available to consult with new, developing, and existing medical education programs. The request must come from the dean of the medical school or, in the case of a new or developing medical education program, from the program's leadership. New or developing medical education programs are strongly encouraged to review the Guidelines for New and Developing Medical Schools and Functions and Structure of a Medical School before contacting the LCME Secretariat. Typically, the LCME Secretariat will consult with a new program's representatives by telephone prior to scheduling a face-to-face consultation.
Requests for consultations must be sent via e-mail to the LCME Secretaries at email@example.com and, for Canadian schools, to the CACMS Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org, and must note "Consultation Request" in the subject line.
or third-party comments about an undergraduate medical education program
accredited by the LCME must be submitted to email@example.com
and, for Canadian schools, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A complaint or comment may come from any source and must be submitted
via email. Anonymous complaints will not be considered.