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Connecting with the Secretariat Webinar

January through October, the LCME Secretariat hosts a monthly Connecting with the Secretariat webinar that provides 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 to be added to the email distribution list and receive monthly registration information approximately the week before each session.

2023 Webinars

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

Date Element(s) or Topic(s) of the Month Speaker(s)
January 12, 2023 (presentation recording is available) Gearing Up for and Implementing the Independent Student Survey and Analysis
  • Marcel Sanchez, MD, Class of 2022, Stanford School of Medicine
  • Jonathan Lu, Class of 2024, Stanford School of Medicine
February 8, 2023 (**This webinar will be held on Wednesday**) Leveraging CQI and Institutional Communication: A Strategy for Survey Prep
  • Giulia Bonaminio, PhD
    Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
    Research Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
    University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Jenni Mandala
    Director for Continuous Quality Improvement
    University of Kansas School of Medicine
March 9, 2023 High Complexity, High Volume Systems: What the LCME Expects for Elements 1.1 and 3.3 No guest speaker
April 6, 2023 LCME Process Changes: The Whats, Whens, and Whys No guest speaker
There will be no May 2022 webinar.
June 8, 2023 Medical School Structure and Governance Variability: Why and How does it Matter to You and to the LCME? No guest speaker
July 6, 2023 Designing and Managing the Curriculum No guest speaker
August 3, 2023 Cancelled No guest speaker
September 14, 2023 Element 3.3: Past, Present, and Future No guest speaker
October 5, 2023 Mythbusters! No guest speaker

Resources from Past Webinars

Information related to Connecting with the Secretariat webinars are the opinions of the LCME Secretariat and do not reflect the opinion of the 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.