Oct 15, 2015; 11:45 AM
The University of Louisville School of Medicine has just received the good news for which it has worked hard over the past two years. Its probationary status is said to have been lifted by the LCME. The Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) is a joint endeavor of the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges that accredits North American Medical Schools.
In my view, the LCME made a needed wake-up call to the University Administration that put educational maters back on track again. In its emphasis on its commercial research agenda, UofL has allowed its educational priorities to receed. In that respect, although the experience was both painful and embarrassing for all of us, we are now entering a better place. As pointed out in yesterday’s article, the LCME will likely to have concluded that a few items still require monitoring. This is not a time to relax or withhold resources. We need to make sure our momentum is not lost.
I will update this article as I learn more.
[It’s official. Although the status listing on the LCME website had not yet changed as of the writing above, by this afternoon UofL is listed as being fully accredited.]
Peter Hasselbacher, MD
Emeritus Professor of Medicine