3,000 pages and 18 months: UMMS reaches milestone in reaccreditation push

February 10, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

As part of the reaccreditation process for its medical degree, the U-M Medical School (UMMS) recently submitted more than 3,000 pages of documentation to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), highlighting a robust medical education program.

During the past 18 months, more than 200 faculty, staff and learners have come together to serve on committees and contribute in other ways in preparation for the LCME site visit in April of this year. The medical school is seeking an eight-year reaccreditation of its program toward the M.D. degree.

The reaccreditation process has given all involved the opportunity to take a long and thoughtful look at how the medical school trains the physicians of the future. This includes reviewing progress and outcomes for the newly transformed medical student curriculum, which is designed to make graduates leaders and change agents in health care and science.

The package submitted to the LCME contains a self-study summary report, authored by the UMMS Self-study Task Force, which can be read here. In addition, a 20-student committee completed an independent student assessment, the summary report for which can be found here. These reports require level-1 log-in. Faculty, staff and all learners across Michigan Medicine are encouraged to review these documents as the school continues to prepare for the LCME site visit from April 19-22.

“The LCME self-study process has been enormously helpful to our community of practice and is aligned with our core values — making a good school better,” the task force stated in the summary report. “We are appreciative of the LCME review process, and are confident this will help us to further achieve our goals.”

More information on the LCME self-study is available at: https://medicine.umich.edu/medschool/about/lcme-self-study.