Thank you so much for all of your hard work in preparation for our recent LCME full survey visit and the time that you were able to spend with the survey team during this intense interval. I wish to extend to you my personal gratitude for all of your hard work and for the careful and thoughtful interactions that occurred with the team. All of the team members complimented the quality of our preparation and feel strongly that they were able to glean a thorough understanding of our organization and the educational programs leading to the Doctor of Medicine degree.
The exit interview brought forward several important areas for consideration in the Educational Program Category of Standards and in the Medical Student Category of Standards. It did not bring forward any suggested deficiencies in the Institutional Setting, Faculty or Educational Resource Standards and brought forth two remarkable strengths; our approach to Immersive Interprofessional Simulation and the wonderful work done by the Center for Creative Instruction.
It will be several weeks before we have the preliminary draft letter from the survey team and probably until mid or late October until we have the definitive findings by the LCME itself regarding the status of accreditation and any necessary follow-up. I remain confident and proud based upon the quality of the work leading up to this full survey visit and the materials that were submitted prior to and during the visit, as well as the preparation of each of the individuals with whom they met. I am particularly proud of our students who embodied all of these areas of accreditation standards and so much more as they approach the practice of medicine and improve the human condition.
As additional information becomes available, I am committed to sharing it with all of our faculty, students and staff in a timely and transparent way, and to working with the LCME to identify areas where we can continue to improve the quality of our programs.
My most sincere thanks,
Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.
Chancellor and Executive Vice President for Biosciences and Health Affairs
Dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences