School of Medicine Receives Full Accreditation

Medical students gather around a digital 3D simulation patient at UConn Health. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
Medical students gather around a digital 3D simulation patient at UConn Health. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

At a meeting earlier this month, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited the University of Connecticut School of Medicine medical education program.

The LCME is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the authority for the accreditation of medical education programs. The School of Medicine was deemed satisfactory in 92 of the 93 elements and compliant with all 12 standards of the accreditation criteria.

“We are pleased with this positive outcome and would like to thank the various faculty and staff members who were so instrumental in this remarkable achievement,” said Dr. Bruce T. Liang, dean of the School of Medicine, who directed the effort to prepare for the accreditation of the medical education program.

“Since a new curriculum was recently introduced, there are several elements that will continue to be monitored, but we are committed to working diligently toward strengthening the program even further.”

Accreditation is awarded for an eight-year term.