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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 Community,

I am updating you regarding the LCME limited site visit for the College of Medicine’s accreditation which was conducted virtually Feb. 22 and 23. Let me start by thanking the entire College of Medicine community, especially those of you who participated in the visit, for the heavy lift that has occurred since our full LCME site visit in March 2019 and the self-study process that preceded it. The College has been in full throttle accreditation mode since 2017 when I began as interim dean!

The findings of the limited site visit will be reviewed by the LCME Committee at its June 2021 meeting. The College’s present accreditation status is full accreditation with warning, and we hope to have the “warning” removed at the time of the June meeting. There is still much work to be done in the College, but our Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes have been set up to ensure that accreditation standards are addressed every day. CQI has become an important part of our culture rather than a traditional approach of accreditation preparation every five to seven years.

As our College’s Strategic Plan 2019-2022 comes to an end, we will begin preparation for a new strategic plan very soon. I anticipate we will be working with consultants to align the College’s new strategic plan with the University Strategic Plan: Creating Transformational Health Care Leaders, ensuring many synergies exist between the two.

I hope you feel the energy and momentum of the College. There are many exciting initiatives in play for students, faculty and staff. To hear more about what is happening in the College, join a College of Medicine student meeting with the deans, a faculty forum meeting with Dr. Paul Hartung, or a future College update ― all meetings are held via Zoom. Our website will continue to provide timely and pertinent information. It is an exciting time in the life of the College of Medicine!

With sincere gratitude and appreciation,

Elisabeth H. Young, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, College of Medicine

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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 or 330.325.6639.


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