UVM College of Medicine Receives Full 8-Year LCME Accreditation
- By Carole L. Whitaker
At their fall meeting, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) voted to continue accreditation of the University of Vermont College of Medicine for a full eight-year term.
LCME accreditation is a peer-review process of quality assurance that determines whether the program meets established standards. To achieve and maintain accreditation, a medical education program must meet LCME accreditation standards, which are reviewed by a team of site visitors every eight years. The College of Medicine hosted a site visit in April 2013, where site visitors assessed the College’s performance against more than 130 accreditation standards.
The site visitors noted a “remarkable level of collegiality, cooperation and transparency among administrators, faculty, staff and students,” as well as responsiveness to student feedback in improving clerkship experiences. In their final report, the LCME highlighted the support by the College of Medicine Technology Services team as an institutional strength.
“I could not be more proud of our faculty, staff and students, whose enthusiasm and commitment to our education program, to each other and to the College was evident throughout the entire process,” said Frederick C. Morin, MD, Dean of the College of Medicine.
The LCME is the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the MD degree in the United States and Canada, and is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association.