The Department of Medical Education is committed to the success and well-being of our students. Rooted in our commitment to excellence, we have created a process to continually assess and monitor our educational programs. This process requires review and assessment of our learning environment, educational programs, and the climate created by Icahn School of Medicine students and faculty.

Our goal is to continually challenge ourselves to identify and implement systems, practices, and policies that enable us to provide high quality medical education to our students, a rigorous and supportive environment for our faculty to grow and succeed, and a climate that is student-centered.

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), is an oversight agency comprised of members of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the American Medical Association (AMA), and representatives of U.S. and Canadian medical schools. The LCME accreditation is a voluntary, peer-reviewed process of quality assurance that determines whether the medical education program meets established standards. To achieve and maintain accreditation, a medical education program must meet the accreditation criteria by complying with all standards and elements set forth by the LCME.

Since 2014, the Medical Education Performance Assessment Committee has provided the central oversight of this effort.  Our focus on the organization, structure, function, and systems that make up our educational program for the MD degree allows us to integrate a continuous quality improvement approach to compliance. The committee is comprised of smaller groups that are targeted to specific areas such as Curriculum and Student Affairs, Diversity, Admissions and Enrollment Services.

This Accreditation page will house up to date communications about our accreditation process and will provide periodic updates on the committees work and action.

For an overview of the LCME accreditation process and the teams responsible for continuous quality improvement, visit our accreditation resources page.


The Documents Are In.

Today, the Department of Medical Education submitted a cohesive 600-page document—the Survey Package—to the LCME. The LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education) is the accrediting body for medical schools nationwide, and 2019 is our year to undergo the...

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LCME Site Visit: What You Need to Know

On June 13, the Department of Medical Education hosted an informational session about LCME and the accreditation process. During the session, David Muller, MD outlined key terminology, important dates, and expectations for our upcoming site visit. View the...

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LCME January Updates

Independent Student Analysis Survey ClosesThank you to the 348 students who took the time to complete the Independent Student Analysis Survey. Your participation allows us to develop a comprehensive picture of students’ perceptions of the medical education...

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In the Spotlight: Harinee Maiyuran

From creating an expectation for the way our school should operate, to balancing the delicate yet vast responsibilities of a hospital, Sinai has countless people to serve, and a million different responsibilities. Using LCME guidelines helps ensure...

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LCME November/December Update

Updates on the LCME Self-Study Process SELF-STUDY SUBCOMMITTEE PROGRESSLCME self-study subcommittees have been meeting regularly and diligently analyzing our internal data, policies, and processes with the goal of understanding strengths and exploring...

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In the Spotlight: Bee Jaworski

Given the amount of curricular materials and information encompassed under the Education Program Subcommittee’s standards and work, I hope to contribute both my organizational skills and ideas, and any knowledge I have regarding curricular support. One of the coolest...

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LCME October Update

Updates on the LCME Process Happy Fall! September was a busy month for the LCME Subcommittees.  Each subcommittee has been meeting to divide the workload and begin drafting  responses to the self-study summary report questions. The teamwork has been very...

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In the Spotlight: Staci Leisman

As a course and clerkship director, I have hands-on knowledge of the curriculum across all 4 years.  I hear regularly from students about what content and learning modalities they find helpful and informative, and can bring that feedback to our own...

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LCME September Updates

Town Hall Follow-Up Thank you to those who were able to attend the LCME Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, September 4. We hope you now have a greater understanding of LCME accreditation and your role in the process. For those who were unable to attend, we will...

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In the Spotlight: Rachel Pinotti

The LCME Self-Study Subcommittees are a critical component of our School’s accreditation initiative. Participation on a subcommittee requires a large time commitment and a willingness to learn about and assess every facet of the School. We are so proud of...

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