Deborah Deas and Pablo Joo in front of a photo of commencement
June 19, 2024

UCR SOM Receives Continued Accreditation from LCME

Author: UCR SOM Staff
June 19, 2024

The UC Riverside School of Medicine has received continued full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the school announced Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

“This would not have been possible without the hard work and collaboration of many, including faculty, staff, and students,” said Deborah Deas, MD, MPH, the vice chancellor of health sciences and the Mark and Pam Rubin dean, in an announcement to the school.  “I would like to thank Dr. Pablo Joo, senior associate dean for medical education, for his leadership, LCME sub-committee chairs, sub-committee members, faculty, administrative and executive assistants, staff, trainees, students, and affiliates for your unwavering commitment to excellence throughout this process. 

“You epitomize the African proverb: 'If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.'  This excellent outcome is a direct result of ‘going far together,’” she added.

"The successful accreditation is a testament to the dedication and passion of the entire UCR SOM community—and marks just the beginning,” Joo said. “It provides a strong foundation upon which we will build, leveraging our strengths, creativity, and passions to become national leaders in mission-based medical education."

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 MD degree. LCME accreditation is a voluntary, peer-reviewed process of quality assurance that determines whether the medical education program meets established standards while also fostering institutional and programmatic improvement.

The next accreditation visit is scheduled for the 2029-2030 academic year.

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