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LCME Accreditation

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As the official accrediting body for medical education programs in the U.S. and Canada leading to the M.D. degree, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) evaluates medical schools about every eight years. The LCME accreditation process provides a valuable opportunity for quality assurance and improvement of our college and our curriculum.

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Dear NEOMED Campus Community,

NEOMED will host a site visit from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) on March 24-27, 2019. Ongoing accreditation from the LCME, the national accrediting body for educational programs leading to the M.D. degree in the United States and Canada, is essential to our College of Medicine and the University.

The College of Medicine recently concluded a mock accreditation site visit in preparation for the actual LCME accreditation site visit. Three highly experienced evaluators from other medical schools met with our faculty, staff and students; reviewed our documentation; and provided helpful feedback on the expectations of the LCME regarding compliance with standards.

The surveyors ended the practice visit with a detailed debriefing where they shared perceptions of the areas in which we are performing well and those in need of improvement. They also suggested strategies that we can consider as we work to meet all accreditation requirements. The discussion provided the College leadership with a clearer understanding of the institution’s strengths and weaknesses, and of ways in which we can present ourselves proudly, professionally and positively when the official LCME site visit takes place.

Over the next few weeks, we will be following up with faculty, staff and students who participated in the mock visit to review their experiences and ensure that we are fully prepared to put our best foot forward for the official LCME site visit in March.


Elisabeth H. Young, M.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, College of Medicine

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Committee Name

Chairs/Vice Chairs

Admission, Progress and Academic Support (Standards 10, 11) William M. Chilian, Ph.D.
Curriculum (Standards 6, 7, 8) Ryan Palmer, Ed.D.
Educational Resources (Standard 5) John Boltri, M.D.
Faculty and Assessment (Standards 4, 9) Jeffrey J. Wenstrup, Ph.D. (Vice Chair)
Institution (Standards 1, 2) Brett Schofield, Ph.D.
Medical Student Support Services and Learning Environment  (Standards 3, 12) Rebecca Z. German, Ph.D.

For questions regarding sub-committees or accessing subcommittee documents please contact Allison Hawkes, M.D., director, accreditation at ahawkes@neomed.edu or 330.325.6639.


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