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Accreditation

Multiple independent agencies accredit our graduate programs and residencies, ensuring that we provide education and training of the highest quality.

About Accreditation

Accreditation signifies that we have met established standards for structure, function and performance. The accreditation certificate is the most visible result of the process. Its ultimate value lies in the ongoing self-analysis, peer review and participation in broader conversations about medical education that it engenders.

Accrediting agencies verify that our school’s curriculum is current, rigorous and wide-ranging, developing graduates’ skills in clinical practice, basic science and translational research as well as in communication and relevant behavioral and socioeconomic subjects. They confirm that our facilities, research support, professional development and other resources prepare students and residents for lifelong learning and the provision of excellent medical care.

Our Accrediting Agencies

Medical Education

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The LCME accredits U.S. and Canadian programs leading to the MD degree. Students and graduates of LCME-accredited medical schools are eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination. Graduates can enter residencies approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Graduating from an LCME-accredited school and passing the national licensing examinations are prerequisites for medical licensure in most states.

Residency and Fellowship Programs

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The ACGME accredits medical residency programs in the United States. Its mission is to improve health care by assessing and advancing the quality of resident education in each specialty. It strives to keep graduate medical education responsive to evolving public and social needs.

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As the only accrediting agency for osteopathic graduate medical education, the AOA reviews and approves all training standards, establishes general policy and reviews and approves all osteopathic postdoctoral training programs. Its approval process ensures that these programs offer the highest quality osteopathic graduate medical education.

Continuing Medical Education

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The ACCME accredits our continuing medical education programs. ACCME accreditation assures the medical community and the public that our CME activities promote physicians’ competence and incorporation of new knowledge, improving quality medical care for patients and their communities. ACCME accreditation also verifies that our educational activities are free of commercial bias and based on valid content.

Nuclear Medicine Technology

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The Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) is the only programmatic accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to accredit nuclear medicine technologist educational programs in the territorial United States.