As reported in Channel 3000, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health recently received a full eight-year accreditation, which is the highest level of accreditation possible for a U.S. medical degree program, officials said.
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education notified UW-Madison and the School of Medicine and Public Health that it would continue full accreditation of the medical education program for the maximum eight-year term, according to a release. The LCME is the formal accrediting body for programs leading to medical degrees in the United States and Canada, officials said. “I am deeply grateful to all of our students, faculty, residents and staff who have been, and continue to be, instrumental in our LCME process,” Dr. Elizabeth Petty, senior associate dean for academic affairs at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, said in the release. The accreditation process looks at an in-depth self-study of all functions of a medical school from admissions policies and practices to research resources and opportunities, Petty said. The committee’s review of the school included a site visit and a review of data collection instrument, according to the release.