2022 STFM Annual Conference Session PD09 - Abstract
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is an accrediting agency for allopathic medical education programs in the United States and Canada. The standards devised and evaluated by the LCME have a direct impact on the education delivered by faculty across the undergraduate medical education spectrum. These standards are diverse and cover topics ranging from the clinical learning environment and faculty development to curricular content, faculty support, financial aid, and facilities. While some family medicine faculty may interact with the LCME and its standards through their roles as institutional leaders (deans), others do so as clerkship directors and chairs. The goal of this panel is to provide an overview of the LCME accreditation process with a specific focus on recent changes and updates. Emphasis will be placed on standards and site-visit preparation that specifically impact family medicine departments and the education content they administer.