LCME Accreditation

What is the LCME?  

The US Department of Education recognizes the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) as the accrediting body for programs of medical education in the United States and Canada. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (AMA) are jointly represented on the LCME.  

Why is the LCME Important? 

LCME accreditation is required in most states for licensing graduates and receiving federal financial aid. Only graduates of LCME-accredited schools are eligible for residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) purposes.   

University of Utah School of Medicine & LCME Accreditation  

The University of Utah School of Medicine (UUSOM) has adopted the attitude of “always ready” for accreditation and has engaged in continuous process improvement with LCME standards and elements. Since late 2014, UUSOM has designated teams to continuously monitor these standards and elements, through the ART (Accreditation Readiness Team) and DART (Dean’s Accreditation Readiness Team.  The full site visit will occur in March 2020.   

Questions? 

Please contact our Manager of Governance & Accreditation, Kristin Randall  

kristin.randall@hsc.utah.edu (801) 581-2236 

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