Private LCME Consultations
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Secretariat staff is available by appointment to meet with representatives from schools who seek guidance on issues unique to their school. These in-person meetings range from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the complexity of the discussion.
To schedule a private consultation, please complete the LCME Consultation Request form.
LCME Service Recognition Reception and Award Ceremony
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) will host the Service Recognition Reception and Award Ceremony to honor the LCME volunteer community; survey team members, secretaries, and chairs; and members of the LCME whose significant and continued efforts make the work of the LCME possible.
Attendance is by invitation only.
To read more about the LCME Distinguished Service Award recipients, click here.
The Principles and Practices of LCME Decision-Making: One Size Does Not Fit All
The 157 LCME-accredited medical education programs in the United States are administered and delivered through highly variable organizational and governance structures that reflect increasing diversity in the overall health care macroenvironment and corresponding changes in the academic medicine microenvironments of individual institutions. Based on their histories and missions, medical education programs also differ in how the curriculum is organized, taught, and staffed. Intentionally, to accommodate these different structures and curricular models and to promote individual programmatic innovation while meeting accreditation expectations, the principles and practices of LCME decision-making are based on the intent of accreditation standards and elements, are not norm-referenced, and incorporate analysis of outcomes and system effectiveness across accreditation standards and elements. This session will: 1) state and explain the rationale for the overarching principles used by the LCME to make decisions on performance in accreditation elements, compliance with accreditation standards, and accreditation status; 2) outline and give examples of the practice guidelines used by the LCME to make decisions on the LCME to ensure that its members, peer survey teams, and medical education programs are familiar with and apply these principles and practices consistently, flexibly, and effectively.
Jerry Youkey, MD
Founding Dean Emeritus
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, MD, Med
Vice Dean, Medical Education
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Veronica M. Catanese, MD, MBA
LCME Co-Secretary and Senior Director, Accreditation Services, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Barbara Barzansky, PhD, MHPE
LCME Co-Secretary and Director, Undergraduate Medical Education, American Medical Association (AMA)