May 1 LCME Accreditation Update
Dear SLU School of Medicine Community,
As promised, I write to update you on the progress we are making in the LCME remediation process. We are in the fact-finding phase of our work – a vital step to ensure we are addressing the LCME’s concerns in a thorough and thoughtful way so our probation status is lifted as quickly as possible.
This work is being done by the committees and work groups that were established shortly after I announced our accreditation status.
Specifically, work groups are gathering data as they define the scope of LCME’s specific concerns, research best practices and information to deal with issues, and identify resources at SLU and elsewhere that will be critical to our success.
This work is crucial as we prepare for the LCME’s consultative visit in July, establishing the infrastructure to address issues efficiently and methodically. I am confident that our resulting action plan will fully address the LCME’s concerns and ultimately improve the education students receive at our medical school.
In closing, I extend special gratitude to those faculty, students and external stakeholders who are volunteering their time and talent for this important project; and I share their resolve to improve our processes and strengthen our medical education.
As always, thank you for your support.
Kevin Behrns, M.D.
Vice President for Medical Affairs
Dean, School of Medicine