Medical School launches reaccreditation self-study

June 6, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Michigan Medicine News

For the next 18 months, the U-M Medical School educational community will participate in an institutional self-study as part of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) reaccreditation process.

U-M is seeking an eight-year reaccreditation from LCME, which evaluates medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in the U.S. and Canada. Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-reviewed process of quality assurance that determines whether an institution’s program meets established standards.

The school completed a similar self-study in 2012, earning accreditation for the maximum term through 2020.

A self-study task force and seven committees are forming now and soon will begin reviewing the school’s medical education program. Their work will inform a self-report package ahead of LCME’s three-and-a-half-day site visit in early 2020.

A self-study page on the medical school website includes a message from Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Medical School Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., a LCME process timeline, and a list of committees and their leadership. Updates will be posted throughout the reaccreditation process.

“I encourage all faculty, staff and learners to participate in this process, which will provide valuable insights that will better position us for a successful site visit,” Runge wrote. “Thank you for your engagement and support of these very important efforts.”

For more information on the LCME self-study, or to get involved, email LCME.staff@umich.edu.

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