College of Medicine Receives Full Accreditation

Author: UTHSC


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We are thrilled to announce that the UT Health Science Center College of Medicine received full accreditation for the maximum term from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). This significant recognition is a testament to our shared dedication to excellence in medical education.

Tireless efforts, professional expertise, and unwavering commitment from our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members throughout the reaccreditation process have not only earned this honor, but also set a solid foundation for our future. Each contribution, whether in curriculum development, evaluation processes, administrative tasks, providing critical feedback, or participating in the limited site visit, played a pivotal role in achieving this milestone. We express our deepest gratitude for the hard work and unwavering perseverance in the ongoing journey of accreditation which is always one of continuous quality improvement.

With this full-term accreditation status valid until 2029-2030, we are inspired to build upon this success by continually enhancing our program’s quality. Our most recent accreditation review demonstrated substantial advancement yet identified the continued need for improvement in several areas, most notably student satisfaction with some of the preclinical courses in the medical education curriculum. Our goal is not only to address these important lingering issues and thereby maintain our standing, but also to push boundaries and exceed expectations. We aim to provide an ever-improving educational experience that equips our students with the knowledge and skills required by the evolving landscape of health care.

As we celebrate this accomplishment, we look forward to further elevating the College of Medicine as a beacon of academic excellence for the State of Tennessee and its legislators who kindly support us. Each of you – including our cherished College of Medicine alumni and community leaders – plays an integral part in shaping this vibrant future. While the findings and outcomes of the accreditation process by the LCME are to be celebrated, we will continue to monitor and enhance components of the MD curriculum, as well as processes, programs, and initiatives in the College of Medicine. Rest assured that we will continue to work on maintaining the highest levels of student satisfaction with the education they receive.

Thank you once again for your dedication and outstanding contributions.

G. Nicholas Verne, MD Interim Executive Dean

Michael Whitt, PhD Associate Dean and Chair, Medical Education