LCME Standards

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LCME Standards

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredits medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in the United States or Canada. By judging the compliance of medical education programs with nationally accepted standards of educational quality, the LCME serves the interests of the general public and of the medical students enrolled in those programs.

To achieve and maintain accreditation, a medical education program must meet the standards reflected in the LCME "Functions and Structure of a Medical School." The accreditation process requires assurances that graduates exhibit general professional competencies that are appropriate for entry to the next stage of their training and that serve as the foundation for lifelong learning and proficient medical care.

The LCME regularly reviews the content of the standards and elements, and seeks feedback on their validity and clarity from its sponsor organizations and members of the medical education community. 

Faculty Bulletins Pertaining to the Upcoming LCME Site Visit

Student Bulletins Pertaining to the Upcoming LCME Site Visit