LCME Affirms Accreditation for Einstein

Students in Einstein's new education center
Students in Einstein's new education center

During December 2014, a survey team from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the organization that provides accreditation for all U.S. medical schools, completed its site visit to Einstein. The visit took place at a time when Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center were in the midst of historic negotiations to transfer financial responsibility for the medical school from Yeshiva to Montefiore, its University Hospital and academic medical center. These negotiations continue and are expected to close later this summer.

“The college of medicine will soon undergo a major transition,” said Dr. Allen M. Spiegel, the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein. “But one thing that will not change is our historically strong commitment to provide the very best medical education for our medical students.”

This message clearly resonated with the LCME which, on June 17, notified Dean Spiegel of the exciting news that the College of Medicine will continue to be accredited.

As is customary following LCME visits, the committee’s evaluation included recommendations for issues the College of Medicine will need to address. “I’ve met with our senior administrative staff for education and student affairs, and we’re developing an action plan to resolve all the issues that were identified, and report our progress back to the LCME by the end of this year,” noted Dr. Spiegel.

He added, “For 60 years, offering a medical education of the highest quality has been a hallmark of our institution. With the commitment, dedication and hard work of our faculty and staff, I’m confident that we will continue to do so. I’m grateful to all the employees and students who took part in the LCME process that led to our successful outcome.”

 

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