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EVMS achieves full eight-year accreditation

Story Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:13:00 CST

EVMS has received a full eight-year accreditation for its medical degree program.

The accreditation comes from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting authority for MD (or Medical Doctorate) education programs in North America. The eight-year period is the maximum possible interval.

“This is wonderful news for EVMS,” says Dean and Provost Richard V. Homan, MD. “It is a testament to faculty and staff who worked so diligently to make this possible and their continued efforts to improve our educational program over the past years.”

Dozens of faculty, staff and students took part in a year-long self-study to prepare for the periodic evaluation. The LCME announced its finding in February, following a three-day site visit last fall by LCME examiners.

The LCME report comes as the school is in the midst of modifying its medical school curriculum, an effort led by Ronald Flenner, MD, Associate Dean for Medical Education and a 1989 EVMS graduate.

Part of that curriculum reform process, Dr. Homan says, has been to visit schools across the country to identify innovative educational techniques and programs that are applicable to the EVMS educational mission.

The curriculum reform is expected to be completed by August 2014.