Accreditation

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.

 

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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Introducing the LCME Self-Study Subcommittees

The LCME self-study process, like all comprehensive, constructive reviews, is intended to recognize our accomplishments and strengths, better define our weaknesses, help us plan for the future, and nurture our ability to continuously improve what we do as...

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Gauging Where We Are: Accreditation Process

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) has embarked on a reaccreditation process that will span at least two years.  Obtaining Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation ensures that medical education programs are in...

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The LCME Kick-Off

The LCME Accreditation Kick-Off Meeting was held on June 26 marking the official start of the LCME Self-Study Process.   The meeting was attended by over 100 faculty, residents, staff, and students from across the Mount Sinai Health System. David Muller,...

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