Numerous organizations and associations are involved in the voluntary regulation of medical education in the United States. The primary accreditation organization for undergraduate medical education is the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). LCME (www.lcme.org) is the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in U.S. and Canadian medical schools. The LCME is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association. All state licensing boards in the United States require graduation from an LCME-accredited school to be eligible for licensure as an allopathic physician.
LCME has a three-step process for granting accreditation to new medical schools:
Provisional accreditation has been granted and we are now recruiting our fifth class, our first full class of 120 for August 2013.