Shibli-Rahhal to lead college accreditation review

Through the accreditation process, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) governs which medical schools can license graduates and can offer federal financial aid to students. Every eight years, each US medical school undergoes an 18-month-long process overseen by this independent body, which is jointly recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Schools are evaluated in the process according to twelve standards consisting of 93 distinct data elements, which span the entire mission of a medical school from curriculum and facilities to support for medical student mental health and career counseling.

Although the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine received its last accreditation from the LCME in 2018, work must already begin for its next review to be completed in 2026. Amal Shibli-Rahhal, MD, MS, MME, clinical professor in Endocrinology and Metabolism, has been named the Faculty Accreditation Lead for this work. Shibli-Rahhal, who also serves as the college’s associate dean for student affairs and curriculum, will be responsible for the preparation and execution of the LCME self-study.

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