Accreditation (LCME)

All medical schools undergo a periodic re-accreditation process conducted by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which is sponsored by both the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

This accreditation process ensures that medical schools in the United States and Canada meet standards for educating physicians. The process also engages medical schools in an ongoing national dialogue about best practices and innovation.

The LCME determined that UI COM continues to have full accreditation, following a survey visit in April, 2018.

What are the steps in the accreditation process?


  • UI COM identified its Institutional Self-Study Task Force
  • Student team conducted the Independent Student Analysis (ISA)
  • UI COM Task Force completed the Data Collection Instrument (DCI) analyzed self-study information and created a repData CoInstrument (DCI), analyzed self-study information, created a report
  • ISA and DCI were updated just prior to the LCME visit
  • LCME survey team visited and then provided a preliminary report
  • LCME issued accreditation letter with requested follow-up
  • UI COM provided an action plan
  • LCME approved the action plan

Next steps:

  • LCME conducts a limited survey visit (February, 2020)
  • Next full survey visit date will be determined following LCME review of the limited survey visit report.