Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
MD Program

LCME Accreditation

PSOM is currently engaged in the self study process leading up to the full survey site visit taking place April 14-17, 2024, during the 2023-24 academic year.

What is LCME accreditation?

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the MD degree in the United States and Canada. The LCME is jointly sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association (AMA). LCME accreditation is a voluntary, peer-reviewed process of quality assurance that determines whether the medical education program meets established standards.

Why is LCME accreditation important?

For medical schools

For medical education programs located in the United States, accreditation by the LCME establishes eligibility for selected federal grants and programs, including Title VII funding administered by the U.S. Public Health Service.

For medical students

To be eligible to take the USMLE board exams, a student must be enrolled in an LCME accredited medical school. Most state boards of licensure require that U.S. medical schools granting the MD degree be accredited by the LCME as a condition for licensure of their graduates. To be able to enter residency programs accredited by the ACGME, students must graduate from an LCME accredited medical school.