Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
The self-study process brought together more than 150 individuals: basic and clinical science faculty, administrators, staff, and students as well as community members affiliated with OHSU. Ten faculty committees and one student committee met regularly and worked diligently to address 129 LCME standards assessing our medical education program.
The LCME accreditation process, which occurs every eight years, provides us with an opportunity to review our progress, to assess challenges we face, and to chart our course for enhancing our medical education program. During the self-study, School of Medicine teams (1) collect and review data about the medical school and its educational programs, (2) identify institutional strengths and issues requiring action, and (3) define strategies to ensure that the strengths are maintained and any problems addressed. The self-study process is an opportunity to make sure our excellent medical education program continues to include the best available technology, learning resources, and innovations in patient care. Over the past many months, the LCME accreditation self-study process has driven positive change and program improvement.
Students play an essential role in the self-study process. As required by the LCME, a separate student committee, composed only of medical students, created and distributed a detailed questionnaire, and presented their findings in an independent report to the LCME. Students met with the LCME Accreditation Survey Team during their January visit to OHSU, and the Team noted the “quality and candor of the student self-study report.”
On this website, you’ll find our timeline for the LCME site visit, answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the LCME and the accreditation process, our LCME accreditation committees, and more. A special SOM “internal” website with important accreditation information—as well as updates, student and faculty survey results, the self-study summary and accreditation database—is also available for OHSU School of Medicine faculty, students and staff.
- Action plan fully accepted by LCME
- A focus on diversity and student indebtedness
- LCME reports its findings, school accredited with areas for improvement