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).

UToledo LCME 2019-2021 Timeline

LCME Accreditation Timeline, 2019-2021

Fall 2020
August: Begin Data Collection Instrument (DCI)

October: Begin Independent Student Analysis (ISA)
November: Conclude ISA; send data to the Faculty Accreditation Lead (FAL)

Spring 2020
January: Send ISA final report to FAL
Fall 2020
September: Begin Self Study Report (SSR)
November: Mock Visit
December: LCME sends site team names
Spring 2021
January: Finalize visit schedule
February 1: Survey package (DCI/ISA/SSR) due
April 25-28: 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: 9/9/19