LCME Accreditation FAQs
What is the LCME accreditation?
The LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education) is the responsible authority for the accreditation of allopathic medical schools (medical education programs leading to a M.D. degree) in the United States and Canada.
How often does LCME accreditation occur?
Generally, LCME accreditation occurs every eight years. NEOMED College of Medicine (previously called NEOUCOM) has been fully accredited since 1981 (36 years) when its first class graduated.
When is our next accreditation?
The LCME will be conducting an on-site visit to NEOMED, and its clinical and instructional sites March 24-27, 2019.
What steps are NEOMED taking to prepare for this site visit?
NEOMED is embarking on a self-study process, which will closely examine all aspects of the medical education program. This study involves students, faculty, staff and administrators. The Kick-Off for this self-study process is September 27, 2017.
What can you do to be involved in the accreditation process?
Being involved in the LCME accreditation process means staying engaged with the NEOMED community.
- If you are a student, volunteer to serve on a sub-committee or the Task Force, working side-by-side with faculty.
- Read all communications from the College of Medicine and student leaders (and thank you for reading this communication!).
- Provide information or feedback when asked. The college is required to provide extensive data to the LCME.
- Attend events sponsored by the College of Medicine and/or student leaders.
- Keep informed of and participate in LCME-related activities.