We have reached an important milestone in our efforts to pursue reaccreditation of the program toward the M.D. degree. Recently, we submitted our self-study report, accompanying databases and supporting documents (3,000+ pages) to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
This is the culmination of incredible work by more than 200 faculty, staff and learners. In addition, our medical students did a phenomenal job of developing a comprehensive summary of the student survey, providing insight into the current state of the Medical School from their perspective. The self-study summary report can be read HERE; the independent student analysis is HERE. These reports require level-1 log-in.
The LCME surveyors will be here April 19-22, 2020. We will continue to work directly with our teams of faculty, staff and learners who have been asked to meet with the site visitors to ensure they understand the process and their role. We will also continue to provide you with regular updates on the site visit and our initiatives.
As an organization, we have been taking collective action to enhance our educational program in a number of areas, especially within three domains we identified as providing significant improvement opportunities:
- Implement process improvements in education that can help students develop and be linked to desired outcomes in care and discovery.
- Develop kinder and more civil communities of education and practice in our academic and clinical environments that will bring out the best in each other.
- Manage UMMS finances in order to devote the proper resources to the education, clinical, and research missions of Michigan Medicine.
We’ve found this reaccreditation process to be an invaluable learning experience. As you will read in the self-study report, we believe we are better than when the LCME last visited in 2012, but not yet as good as we want to be. We are looking forward to continuing our work with you to make an excellent medical student educational program even better.
Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, University of Michigan Medical School
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs
CEO, Michigan Medicine