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Call for Public Comment

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) will hold a hearing for public comment on the proposed revised wording of four LCME accreditation elements. The public hearing will occur at Learn, Serve, Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM. In addition to oral testimony provided at the public hearing, written comments submitted via e-mail to lcmesubmissions@aamc.org between June 22 and December 7, 2015 will become part of the hearing record.

 

More information on the proposed revised wording to the LCME elements is available here.

 

New Documents Available

White Paper: Accreditation Issues Related to Spatial and Temporal Distance Learning

Added on July 14, 2015 to http://www.lcme.org/publications.htm

 

The Role of Students in the Accreditation of Medical Education Programs in the U.S.

Added on July 14, 2015 to http://www.lcme.org/publications.htm

 

Guidelines for the Conduct of LCME Accreditation Survey Visits (effective AY 2015-2016)

Added on July 14, 2015 to http://www.lcme.org/publications.htm

 

Guide to the Institutional Self-study for Full Accreditation Surveys (effective AY 2015-2016)

Added on July 14, 2015 to http://www.lcme.org/publications.htm

 

Survey Report Guide for Full Accreditation Surveys (effective AY 2015-2016)

Added on July 14, 2015 to http://www.lcme.org/publications.htm

 

Survey Report Guide for Limited Accreditation Surveys (effective AY 2015-2016)

Added on July 14, 2015 to http://www.lcme.org/publications.htm

 

Survey Report Template for Limited Survey Visit Reports (effective AY 2015-2016)

Added on July 14, 2015 to http://www.lcme.org/publications.htm

 

DCI for Preliminary Accreditation Review and Surveys (effective AY 2015-2016)

Added on July 14, 2015 to http://www.lcme.org/survey-connect-dci-download.htm

 

Connections (effective AY 2015-2016)

Added on July 1, 2015 to http://www.lcme.org/publications.htm

 

Survey Report Template for Full Survey Visit Reports (effective AY 2015-2016)

Added on June 1, 2015 to http://www.lcme.org/publications.htm

 

Visit Schedule For A Full Accreditation Survey

Added on May 19, 2015 to http://www.lcme.org/publications.htm

 

New LCME Chair-elect and Members

Janet C. Lindemann, MD, MBA, Dean of Medical Student Education at University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine has been appointed Chair-elect of the LCME effective July 2015 when current Chair, Arthur J. Ross, III, MD, MBA, Dean of the West Virginia University School of Medicine concludes his term. John P. Fogarty, MD, Dean & Professor, Family Medicine
at Florida State University College of Medicine will serve as Chair.

 

The LCME will also welcome the following new members who will succeed the five retiring members whose terms conclude in June 2015:

 

Warren Newton, MD, MPH
Vice Dean for Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Professional Member (2015-2018)

 

John A. Rock, MD
Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and Founding Dean
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Professional Member (2015-2018)

 

Ken Simons, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Accreditation
Medical College of Wisconsin

Professional Member (2015-2018)

 

Marci Fornari

4th Year Medical Student

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Student Member (2015-2016)

 

Jacob Quinton

4th Year Medical Student

LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans
Student Member (2015-2016)

 

See the full list of current LCME members.

 

LCME WFME Recognition

On April 5, 2014 the LCME received WFME recognition for a ten year term (through 2023). Recognition by WFME confers the understanding that the LCME has been assessed and found to be credible in its policies and procedures to assure the quality of medical education in the programs and medical schools that it accredits. The recognition process started with the LCME application in January 2013. The WFME recognition team later observed a LCME site visit and segments of a LCME meeting where decisions were made on accreditation of the medical school observed. The WFME determined there were six areas of strengths and no areas of non-compliance with the WFME Recognition Criteria. Read the recognition letter from the WFME.

 

LCME and CACMS Formalize Partnership with Historic MOU

The LCME and the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) reaffirmed their long-standing commitment to the accreditation of medical education programs in the U.S. and Canada with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on December 12, 2013. Read more.

 

AFMC Interim Accreditation Review

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) has developed an Interim Accreditation Review Process (IRP) to assist schools in maintaining compliance with LCME/Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) accreditation standards and to promote a culture of continuous quality improvement. Read more about the AFMC IRP. Access the AFMC Checklists.

 

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