LCME Task Force

The School of Medicine and Public Health LCME Task Force has ultimate responsibility for designing the self-study process and determining its objectives. Chaired by the School of Medicine and Public Health dean and co-chaired by the senior associate dean for academic affairs, the Task Force sets the timetable for the completion of all LCME-related activities at the school, determines the membership and responsibilities of the LCME subcommittees and approves the final self-study summary report. Members include department chairs and leaders of the School of Medicine and Public Health doctor of medicine (MD) program.

LCME subcommittees

The five School of Medicine and Public Health LCME subcommittees are responsible for collecting data and completing the LCME Data Collection Instrument’s (DCI) standards and elements as assigned by the Task Force. These standards and elements are grouped by content area, e.g., student services, medical education or educational resources.

The subcommittees are chaired by leaders in the relevant content areas, and co-chairs include representatives from the Statewide Academic Campuses. Membership comprises content experts and relevant stakeholders of the assigned DCI standards, and includes students, residents, education leaders, department chairs and staff. Each subcommittee prepares a report identifying the institutional strengths and opportunities for improvement related to the reviewed DCI standards.

Institutional Subcommittee

This subcommittee, chaired by the senior associate dean for basic research, biotechnology and graduate studies, focuses on the institution-level standards of the DCI, including:

  • Organizational planning and operations
  • Leadership and administration
  • Integration with the Statewide Academic Campuses

Faculty Subcommittee

This subcommittee, chaired by the associate dean for human resources, focuses on the faculty standard of the DCI, including:

  • Preparation
  • Productivity
  • Participation
  • Relevant policies

Educational Resources Subcommittee

This subcommittee, chaired by the senior associate dean for finance, focuses on educational resources and infrastructure standard of the DCI, including:

  • Financial resources
  • Buildings and equipment
  • Library resources
  • Information technology
  • Student safety and security

Medical Education Subcommittee

This subcommittee, chaired by the associate dean for medical student education and services, focuses on the curriculum, assessment and evaluation standards of the DCI, including:

  • Curricular objectives, content and evaluation
  • Student supervision and assessment
  • Student and patient safety
  • Preparation of instructors

Student Services Subcommittee

This subcommittee, chaired by the associate dean for students, focuses on the student selection, support and services standards of the DCI, including:

  • Admissions standards
  • Academic and career advising
  • Financial aid and debt management
  • Student wellbeing