Accreditation of a doctor of medicine program is a continuous process, involving careful compliance monitoring and schoolwide ongoing quality improvement. This timeline notes some of the major events, tasks and milestones that the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has completed since 2009, and projects forward to our next self-survey and LCME site visit in 2025-26.


  • Granted full LCME re-accredidation


  • Ongoing quality improvement and LCME planning

Spring 2016

  • LCME-focused statewide visits begin

Spring-summer 2016

  • Appoint and charge LCME subcommittees and Task Force

Sept. 16, 2016

  • LCME kickoff and town hall event


  • Complete LCME database and hold subcommittee meetings

Fall-winter 2016-17

  • Conduct LCME Independent Student Analysis

Summer 2017

  • Complete LCME subcommittee reports and draft Self-Study Report

Fall 2017

  • Hold three-day mock LCME site visit 

December 2017

  • Submit final LCME Self-Study Report

Winter 2018

  • Prepare for LCME site visit

April 2018

  • Three-day LCME visit

Fall 2018

  • LCME grants full accreditation

Spring 2019

  • Prepare status update report as required by LCME decision letter

Summer 2019

  • Status report providing updates on cited elements due to LCME


  • Next LCME survey date