LCME Accreditation

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).


Update from Dean Cooper

Monday, Oct. 25, 2021

Dear Colleagues:

Today, I’m delighted to share with you that our medical school has received full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the next eight years.
 
This affirmative result is a testament to the daily work of our community. Over the past several years many students, residents, staff, faculty, trustees and leadership participated in this important process. To all of you, I am extremely appreciative of your hard work and contributions. 

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).

I am also proud of the efforts by our students, faculty and staff to improve the quality of our educational program. Since the last accreditation visit, we implemented a new foundational sciences curriculum, created an academic affiliation with ProMedica that has strengthened clinical education, invested in and renewed our research programs, and improved the diversity and accomplishment of our college’s leadership. 
 
We know, and the LCME has pointed out, there is more work to do. We will continue our ongoing efforts to strengthen the educational experience of our students, support faculty, and work collaboratively, to meet all LCME accreditation elements and to achieve our mission of improving the health of our communities and region.
 
Sincerely,

Christopher J. Cooper, M.D.
Dean, College of Medicine & Life Sciences
Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs
Vice Provost for Educational Health Affairs



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: 6/27/22