LCME Accreditation

What is the LCME?

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in the U.S. (and Canada). The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (AMA) are jointly represented on the LCME. The U.S. Department of Education recognizes the LCME as the accrediting body for programs of medical education in the U.S.

Why is LCME accreditation important?

LCME accreditation is required in most states for licensing graduates and receiving federal financial aid. Only graduates of LCME-accredited schools are eligible for residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) purposes.

SKMC and LCME Accreditation

Medicine received full accreditation by the Liaison Committee of Medical Education in 2015 until academic year 2022-2023.

The current accreditation effort is a two-year reaccreditation process which started in the spring of 2021.

The Accreditation consists of four components:

  1. Data Collection Instrument
  2. Faculty-led Institutional Self Study
  3. Student-led Independent Student Analysis
  4. Site Visit by Faculty/Deans from other medical schools

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in the U.S. (and Canada). The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (AMA) are jointly represented on the LCME. The U.S. Department of Education recognizes the LCME as the accrediting body for programs of medical education in the U.S.