Medical school wins full re-accreditation

By Rachel Skei Donihoo / September 2010

UT Southwestern Medical School has been granted full re-accreditation for the maximum term of eight years by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the organization that accredits all medical schools in the United States and Canada.

The announcement was made after an intensive 18-month self-study submitted by the medical school and a three-day visit by an LCME survey team in April.

The self-study submitted by UT Southwestern to the LCME addressed the institutional setting, the educational program for the M.D. degree, medical students, faculty and educational resources.

“This support from the LCME reflects a great deal of work by many people,” said Dr. Gregory Fitz, executive vice president for academic affairs, provost and dean of
UT Southwestern Medical School. “Among the strengths commended by the committee were the medical school’s strong and collaborative faculty; the leadership of our associate deans, Drs. Angela Mihalic and James Wagner; our students’ outstanding clinical opportunities and diverse patient population; our new Academic Colleges system; and the Bryan Williams, M.D. Student Center.

“I’m obviously very proud of the LCME’s recognition and am grateful to all of those who contribute to making this one of the stellar medical schools in the country.”