Liaison Committee on Medical Education

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The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is an accrediting body for educational programs at schools of medicine in the United States and Canada.[1] The LCME accredits only the schools that grant a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree; osteopathic medical schools that grant the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree are accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association.[2] The LCME is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association. It publishes many guides and standards,[3] including the Directory of Accredited Medical Education Programs.[4] The LCME currently accredits 134 U.S. schools, which includes 4 in Puerto Rico, as well as 17 others in Canada.[5]

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  1. ^ Glossary. ACGME website.[1]
  2. ^ Wiebe, Christina. The LCME at a Glance. The New Physician, American Medical Student Association. December 1999. accessed 4 Nov 2007.
  3. ^ "Publications". LCME. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  4. ^ "Directory of Accredited Programs". LCME. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  5. ^ "Directory of Accredited Programs". LCME. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 

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