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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 to be added to the email distribution list and receive monthly registration information approximately the week before each session.

2021 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

Date Element(s) or Topic(s) of the Month Speaker(s)
January 7, 2021 (presentation slides available) Getting Yourself Ready for the Self-Study Process
  • Pamela L. Baker, PhD
    Associate Dean for Medical Education
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Philip Diller, MD, PhD
    Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs
    VP Education for UCHealth
    Interim Chair Department of Medical Education
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
February 4, 2021 The ISA: LCME and Students’ Perspectives Students from University of North Carolina School of Medicine:

  • Benjamin Keepers
  • Deanna Zhu
  • Matthew Fordham
March 18, 2021 TBD TBD
April 8, 2021 TBD TBD
There will be no May, 2021 webinar.
June 10, 2021 TBD TBD
July 22, 2021 TBD TBD
August 19, 2021 TBD TBD
September 23, 2021 TBD TBD
October 28, 2021 TBD TBD

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.