Independent Student Analysis Survey Closes

Thank 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 program and is vital to our commitment to excellence. The information drawn from this survey will guide our quality improvement efforts and strategic plan. Additionally, this survey, and its accompanied student-led analysis, will inform our instuitional self-study and be submitted to the LCME in August as a key component of our re-accreditation submission. Thank you again for your participation and insight.

In the Spotlight: Harinee Maiyuran

Third-year medical student Harinee Maiyuran, sat down with us to talk about her role in the LCME process. Learn more about her in our latest “In the Spotlight” interview.

Class Meetings

Two days in January, Drs. Muller and Fallar led discussions with third- and fourth-year students regarding student feedback from a variety of sources including the 2018 AAMC Graduation Questionnaire. The recordings of these sessions will be made available to third- and fourth-year students. Meetings for first- and second-year students were held in October and November. Recordings are now available for both meetings.

Student Nomination to LCME Committee

In 2018, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) opened up nominations for an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)-appointed student member for academic year 2019-20. Deans of LCME-accredited medical education programs can nominate only one student who will participate fully in LCME activities, including serving on one survey team during the year, and have full voting privileges at LCME meetings. The nominee must be a fourth-year medical student during the 2019-20 academic year.

We invited all third year students who currently serve as members of an LCME Self-Study Subcommittee to apply for nomination consideration. We are pleased to share with you that ISMMS has proudly submitted a nomination for Charles Sanky in recognition of his dedication to the LCME initiative as well as various contributions to improving the student experience at ISMMS! Congrats, Charles!