LCME Accepts Action Plan
I’m pleased to report that the LCME has accepted the detailed plan we submitted in
August to correct the issues that caused our School of Medicine to be placed on probation.
We are on the right path and the action plan will serve as our road map to move forward
with our remediation efforts and to improve the medical education we offer. It is
important to note that we remain accredited during this probationary status.
A limited survey visit will be scheduled within the next 12 months. Approximately
six months before the site visit, the LCME Secretariat will provide detailed instructions
for constructing a briefing book for the visit.
The LCME's decision on lifting the probationary status will be based on the results
of the site visit and answers in the briefing book. I am optimistic that our probationary status could be lifted as early as October 2018,
and no later than February 2019.
The LCME’s approval of our action plan represents robust progress, and we already
have begun implementing changes to strengthen our School of Medicine. Many volunteers
– alumni, faculty, students, staff and professional colleagues – have given freely
of their time, working tirelessly on this most important initiative. I am grateful
for their contributions and energized by their commitment to making our medical school
the best that it can be.
Kevin E. Behrns, M.D.
Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
1402 South Grand Blvd M268
St. Louis, MO 63104