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 compliance with their defined standards. The accreditation process has two general and related aims: to promote institutional self-evaluation and improvement and to determine whether a medical education program meets prescribed standards.

The institutional self-study process and the resulting findings are central to these aims. In the process of conducting its self-study, a medical school brings together representatives of the administration, faculty, student body, trustees, and other constituencies to:

  1. Collect and review data about the medical school and its educational program
  2. Identify both institutional strengths and challenges that require attention, and
  3. Define strategies to ensure that the strengths are maintained and any problems are addressed effectively.

We have created five self-study subcommittees to generate reports which accomplish these objectives. These reports will be completed in February 2019, summarized to create a self-study summary report, and turned in to the LCME in August 2019. For details on the five self-study committees including their charges and members, please check out the following.

LCME x ISMMS Self-Study Timeline


May 2018

Self-Study Subcommittees Form

Discover the self-study team structure.


July 2018


DCI Draft I

The DCI Draft is due July 2, 2018 but will be available to self-study teams on July 16, 2018.

August 2018


GQ Data

The GQ Data will be available on August 15, 2018.


September 2018


LCME Town Hall

The LCME Town Hall will be held on Tuesday, September 4 in the Leo C. Stern Auditorium.

October 2018


Independent Student Analysis (ISA)

The ISA will be available late October 2018 (tentative).


December 2018


DCI Draft II

The second draft of the DCI is due on December 14, 2018.


February 2019


Self-study Subcommittees Reports

The Self-study Subcommittees Reports are due to the Task Force.


February–June 2019


Task Force Review

The Task Force finalizes the Self-Study Summary Report for submission to the LCME.


April 2019



The third DCI draft is due April 2019.


June 2019


Task Force Self-Study Report

The Task Force Self-Study Report is due June 2019.


August 2019


LCME Survey Package

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai submits the Survey Package to the LCME.


October 2019


LCME Site Visit

The LCME visits the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.