LCME Self-Study 2014

In an eight-year cycle, every educational program for the M.D. degree in the U.S. and Canada undergoes accreditation review by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Accreditation is a process of quality assurance that determines whether the program meets established standards for function, structure and performance. The accreditation process is intended to foster institutional and program improvement.

Program accreditation by the LCME confers eligibility on U.S. medical school graduates for medical licensure in most states. It also allows U.S. students to take the USMLE, participate in the residency match and matriculate into residency programs accredited by the ACGME. It is required for participation in federal grants and programs, including health-professions loans. Therefore, successful completion of the accreditation process is an important goal for the entire academic community.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine was last reviewed in 2006 and we have begun preparation for our next LCME accreditation survey, scheduled for December 2014. Many members of the faculty, student body and administration already are involved. We invite everyone to become familiar with the process and to contribute to our self-study and to the report we will submit to the LCME.

Phase 1 Preparation Phase 2 Initiation Phase 3 Draft Phase 4 Completion

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