Liaison Committee on Medical Education

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Liaison Committee on Medical Education
AbbreviationLCME
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Parent organization
Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is an accrediting body for educational programs at schools of allopathic medicine in the United States and Canada.[1] The LCME is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association. It publishes many guides and standards,[2] including the Directory of Accredited Medical Education Programs.[3] The LCME currently accredits 155 U.S. schools, which includes 4 in Puerto Rico, as well as 17 others in Canada.[4] 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.[5]

History[edit]

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), an accrediting body for US and Canadian professional education services, was established 50 years ago at a 1942 conference of members of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association.[6]

Accreditation[edit]

LCME accreditation for licensing students and obtaining federal financial aid and professional education services in the United States and Canada leading to an MD degree. Also students of LCME-approved institutions are considered for internship programs that are approved for the purposes of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The method frequently promotes change of systematic and programmatic practice.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glossary. ACGME website."Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2001-04-24. Retrieved 2007-08-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Publications". LCME. Archived from the original on 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2012-06-27.
  3. ^ "Directory of Accredited Programs". LCME. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-27.
  4. ^ "Directory of Accredited Programs". LCME. Archived from the original on January 6, 2016. Retrieved 2012-06-27.
  5. ^ Wiebe, Christina. The LCME at a Glance Archived 2007-10-19 at the Wayback Machine. The New Physician, American Medical Student Association. December 1999. accessed 4 Nov 2007.
  6. ^ Kassebaum, D. G. (February 1992). "Origin of the LCME, the AAMC-AMA partnership for accreditation". Academic Medicine. 67 (2): 85–7. doi:10.1097/00001888-199202000-00005. PMID 1547000.
  7. ^ "LCME Accreditation". UCSF Medical Education. University of California, San Francisco. 2019. Retrieved April 2, 2020.

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