Academic Quality and Public Accountability in Medical Education: The 75-Year History of the LCME
Medical school accreditation is often seen as a mysterious and misunderstood process within the academic medicine community. To provide a better understanding of this complex and impactful process, the medical school accreditation body, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME®), has developed Academic Quality and Public Accountability in Academic Medicine. This resource provides the history of development of the current structure and functions of the LCME and contains accurate and substantive information about the LCME in particular, as well as the medical school accreditation process in general. Topics include:
- LCME formulation: relevant history and background
- Accreditation data: questionnaires, databases, data collection instruments
- Decision making: LCME scope, term of accreditation, actions
- Geographic reach: Canada and other countries
- Collaboration: LCME interactions with other credentialing organizations
Academic Quality and Public Accountability in Medical Education: The 75-Year History of the LCME was developed in partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association.