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.
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
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 | SOMD_LCME@cuanschutz.edu
Bonnie Kaplan, MD
Faculty Accreditation Lead
Kristen Hyden, MS