Reaccreditation Site Visit: 2025

What is the LCME?

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in in the U.S. (and Canada). The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (AMA) are jointly represented on the LCME. The U.S. Department of Education recognizes the LCME as the accrediting body for programs of medical education in the U.S.

Why is LCME accreditation important?

LCME accreditation is required in most states for licensing graduates and receiving federal financial aid. Only graduates of LCME-accredited schools are eligible for residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) purposes.

University of Colorado School of Medicine is listed on the LCME directory website of accredited schools.

How are we preparing for the LCME Process?

It is an intensive process requiring all members of our school to be engaged and supportive of the efforts moving forward, together. We are preparing for our LCME Site Visit scheduled for 2025 in the following ways:

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

Beginning in 2017, our Continuous Quality Improvement Team has been analyzing data, working with teams throughout the SOM, to improve the education delivered to our students.

Quality Improvements since last visit include:

  • Curriculum reform by introducing a new clinical curriculum Trek Curriculum Reform University of Colorado School of Medicine (
  • Established our all-student advisory committee called Students of Curriculum REFORM (SOCR) committee. Student leaders participate in the weekly Implementation Team Captain huddle and provide input through the Medical Student Council and current curriculum and student life committee, where they hold membership. Students who are interested in participating in curriculum reform should contact Implementation Team Captains, or Medical Student Council representatives. University of Colorado School of Medicine Curriculum Reform FAQ (
  • The University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU SOM) opened a four-year regional campus in Fort Collins, in partnership with Colorado State University (CSU). In both 2020 and 2021, the program welcomed third-year medical student cohorts from the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to complete their core clinical training year in the Fort Collins medical community. The clinical community and the patients in Northern Colorado have been tremendous partners in this endeavor paving the way for excellent clinical training. The Fort Collins community at large has also played a key role as our students. In July 2021, the first four-year cohort of twelve medical students matriculated. School of Medicine at CSU - Fort Collins Branch (

Contact information

Accreditation 2025
University of Colorado School of Medicine | Anschutz Medical Campus
Office of Medical Education | Fitzsimons Building | Mail Stop C292
13001 East 17th Place, Aurora, CO 80045
Phone:  303-724-7763 | 

Bonnie Kaplan, MD
Faculty Accreditation Lead

Kristen Hyden, MS
Project Manager

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