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    UC Davis School of Medicine Maintains Full Accreditation

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredits all medical schools in the U.S. and Canada every eight years. It is jointly sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association. 

UC Davis School of Medicine Maintains Full Accreditation

The UC Davis School of Medicine of Medicine has achieved the highest level of accreditation available to a medical school in the United States by the Liaison Committee of Medical Education (LCME), the U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting body for medical schools.

UC Davis’s School of Medicine is listed on the LCME directory website of accredited schools.

In a letter sent Chancellor May on June 30, 2022, the LCME notified UC Davis and the School of Medicine that it continued full accreditation of the medical education program for the maximum eight-year term. The School of Medicine sent a follow-up report to the LCME in the summer of 2023 on a small number of elements that required monitoring. 

The School of Medicine completed a self-study process that culminated with a virtual site visit from the LCME site survey team on February 28 through March 2, 2022. This was followed up by an in-person visit by the LCME Secretariat in August 2023. The process involved more than 200 faculty, staff, residents and students who participated in the self-study process, mock site visit and virtual survey visit. We are so grateful to all involved.

The LCME findings highlight so many areas in which changes were successful, and a few places where we can continue to improve, including: unscheduled time for self-directing learning; secure storage space and study space at affiliates; responsiveness to student feedback; and career advising (electives). UC Davis School of Medicine will submit a second status report to LCME in August 2025.

Our next LCME full accreditation survey will be in the 2029-2030 academic year.