For the first time, a Northeast Ohio Medical University student has been appointed to serve as a student member of the national Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
Katherine Joyce, a fourth-year College of Medicine student, has been selected by the LCME to serve as one of its two student members for the 2018-2019 academic year. Each year, two students from U.S. medical schools are selected to serve as voting members of the LCME. One student is nominated by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the other by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Joyce was selected by the AMA through a rigorous selection process.
The LCME accredits medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in the United States and Canada, and has been appointing student members since 1979.
Joyce, who came to the University by way of the NEOMED-Cleveland State University Partnership for Urban Health, will serve a one-year term with the LCME. In addition to a bachelor’s, she holds a Master of Public Health degree and spent seven years as a research coordinator at Boston University Medical Center before continuing her education as a medicine student at NEOMED. Joyce is a certified emergency medical technician and launched EMT training for hospital staffs in Somaliland. She plays active roles on various AMA Medical Student Section committees, has represented NEOMED as an alternate chapter delegate to the American Academy of Pediatrics, is a member of the NEOMED Emergency Medicine Interest Group and a founding member of the University’s task force for an ethical community.