After postponement, Medical School and LCME move forward with virtual site visit

May 14, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

Since the fall of 2018, the U-M Medical School has been preparing for a site visit from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

The LCME had planned to be on campus in April; however, the site visit was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, a virtual visit has been set for July 8-10.

The medical school is seeking an eight-year reaccreditation of its program toward the M.D. degree. The reaccreditation process will be completed after a follow-up on-campus visit in the fall or winter.

In preparation for the LCME visit, more than 200 faculty, staff and learners came together to serve on committees and contribute in other ways to the submission of more than 3,000 pages of documentation highlighting U-M’s robust medical education program.

The final 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.

“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.”

The Office of Medical Student Education has produced a series of videos and 1-page informational flyers that further explain important aspects of U-M’s medical education program.

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

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