LCME (Accreditation)

Liaison Committee on Medical Education

What is the Liaison Committee on Medical Education?

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in the U.S. (and Canada). The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (AMA) are jointly represented on the LCME. The U.S. Department of Education recognizes the LCME as the accrediting body for programs of medical education in the U.S.

Why is the Liaison Committee on Medical Education accreditation important?

LCME accreditation is required in most states for licensing graduates and receiving federal financial aid. Only graduates of LCME-accredited schools are eligible for residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) purposes.

Liaison Committee on Medical Education Resources

Liaison Committee on Medical Education Planning Timeline

Interested in learning more about the LCME planning timeline? Call 1-800-MERCER-U.

Accreditation Contacts

James Knapp, Ph.D.
Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
LCME Faculty Accreditation Lead

Muriel Warren, M.B.A.
Director of Accreditation
LCME Site Visit Coordinator