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Frequently Asked Questions

What is accreditation?

Accreditation is used to evaluate the quality of educational programs (programmatic accreditation) and institutions (institutional accreditation).  Accreditation assures the public and private sectors that a program or institution meets nationally accepted standards, and it promotes continuous quality improvement of the program or institution.

Who accredits the MD progam at Chicago Medical School?

The MD program is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

Why is that important?

Outside of public assurance that standards are met, students at LCME-accredited programs are eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), and graduates of LCME-accredited programs are eligible for residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

When is the next time the LCME reviews the MD program at Chicago Medical School?

The LCME’s next site visit to Chicago Medical School for a full accreditation review is on April 26-29, 2020.

Who can I contact to get answers about LCME’s review of the MD program at Chicago Medical School?

For questions about LCME’s review of the MD program at Chicago Medical School, contact Edward Rotchford, CMS Director of Accreditation, at edward.rotchford@rosalindfranklin.edu.