February 2020 '90 Seconds With' Episode

It’s been a collaborative effort preparing for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation site visit, which takes place March 22-25. Watch this episode of 90 Seconds With Dr. Cam Enarson to learn more of what we can expect during the LCME visit.

Q: What is the LCME?
A: The Liaison Committee on Medical Education or LCME accredits medical education programs leading to the MD
degree in the United States and in Canada.

Q: What is the importance of the accreditation?
A: LCME accreditation is required to be eligible for certain federal grants and programs. Graduates of LCME accredited medical schools are eligible for residency programs accredited by the ACGME.

Q: How has the School of Medicine prepared for the March 2020 visit?
A: The School of Medicine initiated our self-study on August 24, 2018. Over the ensuing months, over 100 students, staff and faculty were involved in the self-study process. Reports were prepared which were then reviewed and coalesced into a single self-study document, which was approved by the steering committee on December 20. We sent to the LCME, over 400 pages of material in our data collection instrument, over 200 appendices, a 35-page self-study document, and 150 pages of the student independent survey and resurvey data. Subsequent to
submission of that material, we've been working with the individuals who will be meeting with the survey team in March to help them be best prepared for their interaction with the survey team.

Q: What can be expected during the visit?
A: The site visit team will begin the site visit by meeting with Dr. Burks on the evening of March 22. Over the next three days, March 23 through 25, the survey team will meet with over 100 students, faculty, and staff. They will be primarily based in McNider Room 133 to facilitate meetings. The hallways leading to and from 133 McNider will be closed during that period. Around noon on the 25th, the survey team will present their summary findings to Dr. Burks and then to Chancellor Guskiewicz and Provost Blouin. The survey team then prepares as a team report. The LCME will review our report and act upon it at its October 2020 meeting.