School of Medicine LCME Remediation Plan

The remediation of the deficiencies cited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) will be driven by these overarching priorities developed by Dean and Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dr. Kevin Behrns, M.D.:

  • Our primary goal is to prepare our students to be outstanding clinicians, researchers, community leaders, and lifelong learners.
  • We will review our medical education program from top to bottom to ensure compliance and seek opportunities for novel educational approaches.
  • We will address in detail the cited deficiencies, but every element of every standard in the LCME guidelines will be reviewed to ensure that we meet or exceed their standards.  
  • We will create a culture of discipline and teamwork with accreditation and documentation of our processes.
  • We will work closely with the LCME and other extramural medical education experts to seek input related to redesign our educational programs to ensure they are world-class.
  • We will become a metric-driven organization.

Phase One: Citation Remediation 

LCME Steering Committee

The steering committee will oversee the work groups that will address areas where deficiencies were cited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. All committee members will be selected by March 31, 2017. 

Jerry Dwyer, M.D.
Chair of Steering Committee
SLU School of Medicine Alumnus

Kevin E. Behrns, M.D.
Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine

Jim Willmore, M.D. 
Associate Dean, Education, Admissions and Student Affairs
LCME Communications Representative
Document Writer for Remediation Process

Chad Miller, M.D.
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education

External Advisor, TBD

Anne Sescleifer  
First-Year Medical Student 

Jenn Clancy  
Third-Year Medical Student 

LCME Work Groups

Elements refer to the non-compliant areas found by the LCME and can be found in the letter to the University from the LCME.

Documentation and Central Oversight Working Group

Jim Willmore, M. D., Chair 
Kevin Behrns, M.D. 
Chad Miller, M.D. 
Jerry Dwyer, M.D.
Bob Heaney, M.D., CEO, SLUCare, Internal Medicine 
Michael Railey, M.D., Associate Dean, Diversity and Student Affairs, Family and Community Medicine 
Kate Becker, J.D., President, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital   
Steven Burghart, President, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
Travis Capers, President, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital
Ziyad Al-Aly, M.D., Veteran’s Affairs Representative
Clare Brady Second-Year Medical Student 
Jordan Feltes, First-Year Medical Student 
Chase Pribble, First-Year Medical Student 
Nabiha Quadri, Second-Year Medical Student 

Nine elements of the LCME report will be addressed by the Documentation and Central Oversight Working Group:

  • Strategic planning and quality improvement (Element 1.1)
  • Conflict of interest documentation (Element 1.2)
  • Affiliation agreements (Element 1.4)
  • Diversity and pipeline (Element 3.3 )
  • Learning environment (Element 3.5)
  • Student mistreatment procedures (Element 3.6)
  • Monitoring clinical experiences (Element 8.6)
  • Faculty appointments  (Element 9.2)
  • Final authority of admission (Element 10.2) 
Curricular Affairs Working Group

Chad Miller, M.D., Internal Medicine, Chair
Jamie Sutherell, M.D., Pediatrics, Vice Chair 
Mark Knuepfer, Ph.D.Pharmacology and Physiology
Preeti Dalawari, M.D., Surgery
Fred Buckhold, M.D., Internal Medicine
John Martin III, Ph.D., Center for Anatomical Science and Education  
Dina Calamur, M.D., Pediatrics 
Jonathan Charlu,  First-Year Medical Student 
Shivani Singh, Third-Year Medical Student 

Thirteen elements of the LCME report will  be addressed by the Curricular Affairs Working Group:

  • Critical judgment and problem-solving (Element 7.4)  
  • Program and learning objectives (Element 6.1)
  • Required clinical experiences (Element 6.2)
  • Self-directed learning (Element 6.3)
  • Scientific method (Element 7.3)
  • Curricular management (Element 8.1)
  • Mapping objectives and outcomes (Element 8.2)
  • Curricular design (Element 8.3)
  • Program evaluation (Element 8.4)
  • Assessment system (Element 9.4)
  • Narrative assessment (Element 9.5)
  • Formative feedback and assessment (Element 9.7)
  • Fair and timely assessment (Element 9.8)
Observation Working Group

David Pole, Ph.D., M.P.H., Family and Community Medicine, Chair 
MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant, Ph.D., Pathology
Clare Brady, Second-Year Medical Student 
Mark Mullen,  First-Year Medical Student 
Matthew Schroeder, Third-Year Medical Student 
Clayton Southern, Second-Year Medical Student 

Project Manager
Denise Johnson, Strategic Planning 

Administrative Assistant
Emily R. Scherliss, Admissions 

The Observation Working Group will focus on reviewing and examining real-time the changes that we have incorporated into the curriculum. It will view preclinical and clinical instructional venues and report to the Steering Committee.

Phase Two: Continuous Quality Improvement and Program Evolution

LCME Steering Committee

Jerry Dwyer, M.D.
Chair of Steering Committee
SLU School of Medicine Alumnus

Kevin E. Behrns, M.D.
Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean School of Medicine

Jim Willmore, M.D.
Associate Dean, Education
LCME Communications Representative
LCME Document Writer

Chad Miller, M.D.,
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education

External Advisor, TBD

Stephen Ream, First-Year Medical Student 

Adam Thompson-Harvey, Third-Year Medical Student 

External Advisory Board

Kevin Dorsey, M.D., Former Dean, Southern Illinois School of Medicine

Mark Gold

Our Goals

To ensure SLU is compliant with all standards and elements of the LCME program.

To seek novel education programs that enhance the education of our students.

To establish a culture of annual programmatic review and continuous quality improvement in education.

To engage national experts in medical student education to foster continual renewal of the education program.