LCME Accreditation

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The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredits all medical schools in the U.S. and Canada every eight years. It is jointly sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association.

Re-accreditation assures our stakeholders that our medical education program meets or exceeds nationally accepted standards of quality. As such, the Medical School aims to ensure it meets the standards of accreditation set by the LCME and to identify opportunities for program improvement. 

UMMS Maintains Full LCME Accreditation

The medical school underwent its most recent full accreditation review in July 2020. As a result of the LCME’s review of our medical education program, the University of Minnesota Medical School (UMMS) continues to be fully accredited.

Work continues to address areas for improvement (including submitting ongoing status reports to the LCME) and to maintain areas of compliance. These efforts ensure the medical school will be optimally positioned for success during its next accreditation cycle.

To review the accreditation status of the UMMS, visit the LCME webpage at Concerns about the UMMS’ accreditation status, its efforts to address LCME requirements, the intent of the elements, or for individuals who believe the school is non-compliant in one or more areas can email the LCME Secretariat at

  • Veronica M. Catanese, MD, MBA
    LCME Co-Secretary & Senior Director, Accreditation Services
    Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Barbara Barzansky, PhD, MHPE
    LCME Co-Secretary &  Director, UME
    American Medical Association

The UMMS will launch its next Institutional Self-Study beginning in the 2025-26 Academic Year. The Institutional Self-Study culminates with a Site Visit in the 2027-28 Academic Year. 

We look forward to working with our committed faculty, staff, and students on our continued efforts and with the launch of our next Institutional Self-Study phase.

For more information:

Joseph Oppedisano, D.Ac.
Director of Accreditation