LCME Accreditation

The School of Medicine is transforming the way we educate medical students. New initiatives throughout the school are being implemented in accordance with the standards set forth by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) to better prepare students for residencies and their future careers in the field.

Based on the immediate needs identified by the LCME during their 2015 site visit and feedback from our current medical students, faculty and staff, the following initiatives have been developed:

What we heard:

  • More collaborative learning environments
  • More pathways for gaining early clinical experience
  • Increased independent learning opportunities
  • Develop a curriculum for the 21st century physician
  • Need to attract and retain a more diverse body of students to meet the needs of our community
  • Need more pathways for ensuring student success


What we have done:

  • Integrated service-learning opportunities into the year one curriculum as part of the new Patient, Population and Physician (P3) course
  • Increased independent study time in years one and two by reducing lecture hours and refocusing lecture content
  • Created a subcommittee for student input on the curriculum management committee
  • Introduced problem-based learning into the curriculum to help students develop self-directed learning skills
  • Developed new student assessment strategies
  • Instituted a holistic admissions review process in an effort to create a more diverse and inclusive environment
  • Overhauled admissions recruitment efforts and strategies to better engage, support and connect with a diverse applicant pool
  • Expanded the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to ensure all students have the resources needed to apply to and attend medical school
  • Established the Office of Enrollment Management Services, connecting Admissions, Records and Registration, and Financial Aid to serve student needs at all levels
  • Developed the Office of Learning and Teaching to help students with STEP 1 and better prepare them for residencies
  • Changed the grading system for years one and two to a pass/fail system
  • In the process of creating learning communities for incoming students to learn and train in cohorts from day one through graduation


What our students are saying

As we reimagine the educational experience at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, our students are feeling the impact.


Save the Date!

LCME Follow-up Visit
April 24 – April 26, 2017