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
- Functions and Structure of a Medical School
- The Role of Students in the Accreditation of U.S. Medical Education Programs
Liaison Committee on Medical Education Planning Timeline
Interested in learning more about the LCME planning timeline? Call 1-800-MERCER-U.
Susan Cline, Ph.D.
LCME Faculty Accreditation Lead
Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Muriel Warren, M.B.A.
Director of Accreditation
LCME Site Visit Coordinator