In February of 2022, the UC Davis School of Medicine will undergo an accreditation site visit from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The LCME is the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in the United States and Canada. Accreditation is a process of quality assurance in postsecondary education that determines whether a program meets established standards for structure and performance. It establishes students’ eligibility for selected federal grants and programs, as well their eligibility to take the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE). Graduates of LCME-accredited schools are eligible for residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The school's last accreditation review occurred in 2014, after which it received a full 8-year accreditation.
Roles & Responsibilities
The Dean of the medical school has overall responsibility for the LCME accreditation process.
The Institutional Self-Study Task Force reports to the Dean, and is responsible for overseeing, advising and promoting excellence during the self-study process and throughout the site visit.
The Self-Study Sub-Committees are responsible for assessing and critiquing the school's compliance with the 12 LCME Standards. The structure of these committees can be found here.
Students will organize the Independent Student Analysis (ISA) to gather student opinion data based on their medical school experiences.