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LCME accreditation is recognized as the accreditation authority for MD programs by US and Canadian medical schools and the federal government.

Medical School Accreditation

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IU School of Medicine’s reaccreditation process is now underway. In the United States, the accreditation status of programs leading to the MD degree is determined by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The LCME accreditation process evaluates whether medical schools meet nationally established standards.

The LCME accredits established medical schools on an eight-year cycle, and IU School of Medicine was last recognized with full reaccreditation status in 2017. Our accreditation process involves a team comprised of faculty, administrators, staff and students who will self-evaluate the school's performance over the next year as we prepare for the site visit from the LCME survey team on March 9-13, 2025.

We are proud of IU School of Medicine's dedication to great education and the spirit exemplified in our community as we work toward reaccreditation.

IU School of Medicine is fully accredited by the LCME. Email lcme@aamc.org to contact the LCME.

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What are the Standards of Accreditation?

To achieve and maintain accreditation, medical school programs in the U.S. must meet 12 overarching standards of educational quality. Meeting these standards demonstrates that a medical school’s graduates show professional competencies that are appropriate for entering the next stage of their training and that serve as the foundation for lifelong learning and proficient medical care.

The 12 LCME accreditation standards are published in the LCME’s Functions and Structure of a Medical School. Each standard contains exact expectations that should be met to achieve compliance. Each standard also has an accompanying set of elements that further specify the standard:

  • Standard 1: Mission, Planning, Organization, and Integrity
  • Standard 2: Leadership and Administration
  • Standard 3: Academic and Learning Environments
  • Standard 4: Faculty Preparation, Productivity, Participation, and Policies
  • Standard 5: Educational Resources and Infrastructure
  • Standard 6: Competencies, Curricular Objectives, and Curricular Design
  • Standard 7: Curricular Content
  • Standard 8: Curricular Management, Evaluation, and Enhancement
  • Standard 9: Teaching, Supervision, Assessment, and Student and Patient Safety
  • Standard 10: Medical Student Selection, Assignment, and Progress
  • Standard 11: Medical Student Academic Support, Career Advising, and Educational Records
  • Standard 12: Medical Student Health Services, Personal Counseling, and Financial Aid Services

Accreditation and Continuous Improvement Team 

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Paul M. Wallach, MD

Executive Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and Institutional Improvement

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Colleen M. O'Brien, JD, MPH

Director, Accreditation and Continuous Improvement

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Glenda Shaw

Communications Specialist

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Andrea Burkhardt

Project Manager

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Sheena Mitchell

Administrative Support Specialist

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