LCME Accreditation

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Accreditation is a process of quality assurance in postsecondary education that determines whether a program meets established standards for structure and performance. Medical education programs are accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

Accreditation is important because it establishes students’ eligibility for selected federal grants and programs, as well as their eligibility to take the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE). Graduates of LCME-accredited schools are eligible for residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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UToledo LCME 2019-2021 Timeline

LCME Accreditation Timeline, 2019-2021

Fall 2019
August: Begin Data Collection Instrument (DCI)

October: Begin Independent Student Analysis (ISA)
November: Conclude ISA; send data to the Faculty Accreditation Lead (FAL) by Nov. 30
December 30: DCI draft due

Spring 2020
January: Send ISA final report to FAL by Jan. 31; Redline changes and add ISA to DCI; 2nd draft due Jan. 20

March 23: DCI Reader Review due
May 22: Redline DCI; 3rd draft due

Summer 2020

June 15: DCI to readers (review due July 13)
July: Review prior citations
July 17: DCI to mock team (revised due Aug. 17)
August: Add 2020 GQ to DCI; Mock visit prep
August 31: Finalize DCI

Fall 2020

September: Begin Self Study Report (SSR)
September 14-16: Virtual Mock Visit 1
September-October: Create action plan for mock visit feedback
December: LCME sends site team names

Spring 2021
January: Finalize visit schedule; Faculty prep
January 31: Survey package (DCI/ISA/SSR) due
March 1: Virtual Mock Visit 2
March: Survey Visit Prep
April 25-28: Virtual LCME Survey Site Visit
Fall 2021
October: LCME decision


2013 Accreditation Outcome

Letter of determination sent October 8, 2013, stated:

"After reviewing the report of the LCME survey team that conducted a full survey visit April 28-May 1, 2013, the LCME voted to continue the accreditation of the medical education program leading to the MD degree at the University of Toledo College of Medicine for an eight-year term. The program's next full survey will take place during the 2020-2021 academic year."

Learn more about our 2013 LCME Self-Study

Last Updated: 9/15/20