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LCME Accreditation

Reaccreditation: Moving our mission and vision forward

In June 2020, the Texas A&M School of Medicine ( now the School of Medicine) received formal notification from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) that it received full accreditation for the maximum period of 8 years, with the next site visit scheduled for the 2027–28 academic year.

Ongoing accreditation from the LCME, the national accrediting body for educational programs leading to the MD degree in the United States and Canada, is essential to our medical school and the university. Obtaining LCME accreditation ensures that medical education programs are following defined standards. The accreditation process has two general purposes: to promote institutional self-evaluation and improvement, and to determine whether a medical education program meets prescribed standards.

It took more than two years to prepare for the site visit, which was held in February 2020, and involved full-time faculty and affiliate faculty, medical students, residents and staff. During the preparation, there was an opportunity for a critical examination of the college’s processes, procedures, policies and programs. A number of improvements were made to create a better learning environment for the medical students and overall a stronger college.