The Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiative fosters an environment where the medical school is engaging in a continuous and intentional process aimed at supporting educational program improvement contributing to positive outcomes during accreditation review, and meeting the LCME accreditation requirement, Element 1.1: Strategic Planning and Continuous Quality Improvement:
"A medical school engages in ongoing planning and continuous quality improvement processes that establish short and long-term programmatic goals, result in the achievement of measureable outcomes used to improve programmatic quality, and ensure effective monitoring of the medical education program’s compliance with accreditation standards."
Areas of monitoring that form the basis of CQI efforts include:
- Identification of risk areas based on current LCME Standards and Elements
- Ongoing citations of LCME Standards and Elements from previous accreditation visit
- Institutional strategic planning objectives that impact the medical education program, services, or resources in such instances where they overlap or align with accreditation standards