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News Archive (2009)

Dean Rappley appointed to LCME


June 4, 2009

College of Human Medicine Dean Marsha D. Rappley, M.D., has been appointed to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in U.S. and Canadian medical schools. The LCME is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association. 

Dean Rappley’s appointment begins July 2009 through June 2012. The 17 members of the LCME include medical educators and administrators, practicing physicians, public members, and medical students. Each year, the LCME reviews annual survey data and written reports on all of the accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools, and conducts site visits to 20-30 institutions. The LCME holds two-day meetings three times a year, in October, February, and June, and may convene as needed to deal with special issues. 

The LCME was founded in 1942 to unify the separate accreditation activities of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association. Since the advent of the Higher Education Act adopted by the United State government in 1965, the LCME has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the reliable authority for the accreditation of programs of medical education leading to the M.D. degree.

Dean Marsha D. Rappley, MD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marsha D. Rappley, M.D