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Connecting with the Secretariat Webinar

Join the Secretariat of the LCME on the Connecting with the Secretariat webinar for an interactive discussion of the accreditation process, including the intent and meaning of LCME elements and peer sharing of approaches to meeting LCME expectations in a way that recognizes the character of individual institutions and that encourages innovation. Designed to address both the specific needs of schools preparing for a survey visit and to provide a forum for all schools to engage in a discussion about continuous quality improvement, Connecting with the Secretariat is an off-the-record forum for asking questions and exchanging ideas.

Each 90-minute webinar typically starts with the LCME Secretariat or guest speaker(s) giving a presentation on specific “element(s) or topic(s) of the month” followed by a question-and-answer session. Participants are welcome to just listen to the proceedings or to actively engage in the discussion by submitting typed chat questions during the webinar.

Connecting with the Secretariat is a forum for medical school professionals and is not available to the general public. Send an email to lcme@aamc.org to be added to the email distribution list and receive monthly registration information approximately the week before each session.


2022 Connecting with the Secretariat Dates

All sessions take place from 1:30-3:00 PM (ET). A list of topics covered is provided below as a reference. If you have suggestions for Element(s) or Topic(s) of the Month, email lcme@aamc.org.

Date Element(s) or Topic(s) of the Month Speaker(s)
January 20, 2022 Preparing for LCME Accreditation: Institutional Reflection and Quality Improvement Donna M. Russo, PhD
William Maul Measey Chair of Medical Education
Interim Vice Dean of Educational Affairs
Professor, Dept of Microbiology and Immunology
Drexel University College of Medicine

Tamar Simpser, MBA
Department Administrator for the Office of Faculty        Drexel University College of Medicine

February 10, 2022 Independent Student Analysis (ISA)

Students from The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont:

Sidney Hilker, MD, Class of 2021
Matt Brandt, MD Candidate, Class of 2022
Vinh Le, MD Candidate, Class of 2023

March 17, 2022 Assessing Student Performance: Expectations and Challenges There are no guest speakers for this webinar.
April 14, 2022 How Does the LCME Evaluate Performance in Elements and Compliance with Standards? There are no guest speakers for this webinar.
There will be no May 2022 webinar.
June 30, 2022 Regional Campuses and Distributed Learning: the Whys, the Hows, and the Bumps along the Way There are no guest speakers for this webinar.
July 21, 2022 How Does the LCME Evaluate Resource Sufficiency? There are no guest speakers for this webinar.
August 18, 2022 Converting Data to Information: the Big Systems of LCME Accreditation There are no guest speakers for this webinar.
September 8 2022 Mythbusters! There are no guest speakers for this webinar.
October 6, 2022 Mythbusters II! There are no guest speakers for this webinar.

Resources from Previous Webinars

Information related to Connecting with the Secretariat webinars are the opinions of the LCME Secretariat and do not reflect the opinion of the 19 members of the LCME. As a courtesy to webinar participants, the LCME Secretariat will occasionally share documents and presentations discussed by guest speakers during these webinars. These presentations/documents have neither been reviewed nor approved by the LCME and are not endorsed by the LCME Secretariat. Presentation slides and/or documents presented on a webinar are available on the event page specific to that webinar under Previous Events.