At the University of Kansas Medical Center, the most important thing we do is educate the next generation of health care providers. This work is an honor and a privilege, and it comes with enormous responsibilities. That’s why accrediting bodies regularly visit our campus to make sure our educational programs meet the high standards that our graduates will need to become licensed in their fields.
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the accrediting body for medical education programs in the United States and Canada. The M.D. program at the University of Kansas received a full accreditation from the LCME in 2005. The usual period of accreditation is eight years.
In October 2013, a survey team from the LCME visited the School of Medicine campuses in Kansas City, Wichita and Salina. The survey team's report is the basis for the LCME's accreditation determination. School officials expect learn of the LCME's determination in early March 2014.