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It is official…the LCME is coming!

It is official…the LCME is coming!

LCMEWe received notice last week. The LCME site survey visit has been set for March 5-9, 2017.There is a lot of work for us to do during the Institutional Self-Study, and student participation is crucial. Students get involved in three ways:
  • Self-Study Task Force:A number of task force committees will be forming in the coming months to examine our compliance with LCME standards. It is important to gain medical student perspective, so we will be working with student leadership to identify and appoint individuals to the task force.
  • Free Clinic Annual Report 2015-6Independent Student Analysis:A vital element of the self-study process that can directly impact our reaccreditation is the student-managed survey and analysis that provides an independent review of relevant topic areas, including the medical education program, student services, the learning environment, and the adequacy of educational resources. This is not intended to be a mechanism for complaints but provides medical students the opportunity to give an honest perspective of the educational program. We will need student leaders to oversee this essential activity. (*Note: An LCME conference call on June 18th from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. will be dedicated to the Independent Student Analysis. If you have the time and interest and would like to sit in on the call, let Dr. Williams or Dr. Cobbs know.)
  • Survey Team Visit:Although it is nearly two years away, it is important to remember that students play a key role during the survey visit. The team formally meets with students for a firsthand view of their perspective, and students serve as tour guides of important areas of the school providing an opportunity for informal discussions about the program.
Free Clinic Annual Report 2015-14Being involved with the Institutional Self-Study is an excellent way to build a resume of leadership during medical school that is frequently considered by residency programs. It also helps us to continue our efforts to improve the educational experience for the future.

If you are interested in being a part, let us know. Feel free to contact Dr. Simon Williams or Dr. Lauren Cobbs about getting involved today!