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COVID-19 Updates and Resources

This page on the LCME website is for accreditation‐related resources and information as they become available related to COVID-19.

Last updated: 7/6/2020

Guiding Principles for and Modifications to LCME accreditation survey processes through 12/31/2020 in response to COVID-19.

Document TitleDate Document was Last Updated / Originally Added
Guiding Principles for the Accreditation Process for Schools with Full Visits Rescheduled to June, July, or August 2020July 6, 2020 / May 19, 2020
Guiding Principles for the Accreditation Process for Schools with Full Visits Rescheduled to October 2020July 6, 2020 / May 19, 2020
Guiding Principles for the Accreditation Process for Schools with Provisional Visits before December 31, 2020July 6, 2020 / May 19, 2020

LCME-specific Resources

Document TitleDate Document was Last Updated / Originally Added
LCME Guidance PrinciplesMarch 12, 2020
Letter from the LCME to the Council of DeansMarch 18, 2020
LCME Approaches to the Clinical CurriculumMarch 20, 2020
LCME Guiding Principles for Early Graduation of Final-Year Medical StudentsMarch 25, 2020
LCME Approaches to Suspension of USMLE Step 2 CS TestingMay 27, 2020

Joint AAMC/LCME Resources

Document TitleDate Document was Last Updated / Originally Added
Medical Students and Patients with COVID-19: Education and Safety ConsiderationsMarch 13, 2020 / March 5, 2020
AAMC response to temporary suspension of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) testing March 13, 2020
Guidance on Medical Students’ Clinical Participation: Effective ImmediatelyMarch 17, 2020
Interim Guidance on Medical Students’ Voluntary Participation in Direct Patient Contact ActivitiesMarch 23, 2020
Interim Guidance on Medical Students’ Participation in Direct Patient Contact ActivitiesMarch 30, 2020
The Role of Currently Enrolled Medical Students in Volunteer and Paid Clinical Work Settings Beyond the Purview of Their Own Medical Schools: Considerations in Planning and Decision-MakingApril 3, 2020
Guidance on Medical Students’ Participation in Direct Patient Contact Activities April 14, 2020

LCME/AAMC/AMA Resources

Document TitleDate Document was Last Updated / Originally Added
Coalition for Physician Accountability: Safeguard the Public, Protect our Health Care Workforce during the COVID-19 PandemicApril 9, 2020

Questions or suggestions for additional resources can be emailed to the LCME Secretariat at lcme@aamc.org.