Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)

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The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the national accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the MD degree in the U.S. and Canada. LCME accreditation is a voluntary, peer-reviewed process of quality assurance that determines whether a medical education program meets established standards outlined in the functions and structure of a Medical School. This accreditation is required in most states for licensing graduates and for receiving federal financial aid. Programs are required to demonstrate that their graduates exhibit general professional competencies that are appropriate for entry to the next stage of their training and that serve as the foundation for lifelong learning and proficient medical care. Only graduates of LCME-accredited schools are eligible for residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) purposes.

The MD degree programs at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine were last reviewed by the LCME in 2017 and received full accreditation. Additional information on accreditation status can be found at:

LCME accreditation status can be verified by contacting the LCME Secretariat at: 

Message from Lia Logio, MD, Vice Dean for Medical Education

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To our faculty, students, and staff,

Thank you for your participation in the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation process for the CWRU School of Medicine. 

During academic years 23-24 and 24-25, the School of Medicine will be in a period of self-study as we prepare for our LCME site visit in the spring of 2025. To support the self-study process, we have convened seven subcommittees whose members will compile information needed for accreditation, including the documentation requirements. These individuals and others will be invited to participate in critical reflection to identify areas of strength and concern. 

Our medical students are a vital part of the accreditation process, participating in all aspects, especially leading the Independent Student Analysis (ISA) Committee. The ISA Committee is responsible for collecting perspectives from the entire student body on the medical education program’s compliance with LCME standards. The data from the ISA will be provided to the relevant subcommittees and contribute meaningfully to the institutional self-study.

This website serves as a resource in our work toward reaccreditation. Here, you can find information on the accreditation timeline and related initiatives, view the composition of our self-study committees, and follow up-to-date information about our targeted areas for improvement. 

Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation in this process. I am look forward to better understanding our strengths and opportunities for growth as we move into the future as one of the nation’s leading institutions in medical education.