The charge for the 2012 LCME accreditation process is to engage our diverse educational community in a thoughtful self-review of our medical education program. We will take an honest, hard look at our educational program which will help us identify areas of strength and weakness as well as strategies for addressing shortfalls and identified needs as we look to the future.
We began preparation for our accreditation and site visit in April 2010 with the implementation of a team charged with collecting data to assemble the official LCME database. Over the next 18 months various groups and committees will work together to study the database, interview students, faculty and staff and analyze the results to write an executive report which will broadly be distributed throughout the medical school and our community. Please mark your calendar for March 4-7, 2012 for our survey site visit.
Four Phases of LCME Accreditation
| ||Phase I: Assembly of database of facts and figures related to the educational program leading to the MD degree|
| ||Phase II: Institutional self-study by a Task Force and Independent Student Analysis:|
- Task Force: Faculty, Administration and students will form subcommittees to review, analyze and critique the database
- Independent Student Analysis: Students from all four years of the School of Medicine will convene a committee to create a survey tool, administer the survey to their colleagues, analyze the finding and submit a report to the task force
Phase III: The Task Force will produce a 35-page Executive Report based on institutional strengths and weaknesses as reported by the task force and independent student analysis.
Phase IV: A site visit by an ad hoc survey team of the LCME will take place March 4-7, 2012