Continuous Quality Improvement & Accreditation


Thank you for visiting the LCME Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement Website

As the official accrediting body for medical education programs in the U.S. and Canada leading to the M.D. degree, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) evaluates medical schools about every eight years. The LCME accreditation process provides a valuable opportunity for quality assurance and improvement of our college and our curriculum.

Through Accred the Med, students within the College of Medicine are encouraged and empowered to find their voice and impact positive change.

Accred The Med, Find your voice for positive change

Dear NEOMED Community,

As I reflect upon the months since the LCME accreditation site team departed, the most important thing to say to you is thank you.  Thank you for the hard work you have done, you are doing, and you likely will continue to do.  Your support and commitment to our College of Medicine is selfless, patient, and collaborative.  For this, I am incredibly grateful.

As we continue to work diligently to make improvements and address issues that were brought to light through the LCME self-study process and the site visit, we will share both the work and provide its status in regular updates.  Updates will distributed to faculty, staff and students via The Pulse, the Dean’s Message, student “Lunch with the Deans,” and “Faculty-Dean Town Halls.”  Updates will also be posted on this website as well.

To guide this work, the College has established a continuous quality improvement (CQI) process for regularly monitoring the performance of our strategic plan and compliance with the LCME accreditation elements.  The purpose of the monitoring is to proactively identify opportunities for performance and compliance improvement so that issues are addressed and resolved.  This metric and data aligned CQI process will guide the prioritization of our strategic plan, enabling us to advance the future of the College and our mission “to inspire our students to become exemplary patient care centered physicians and to improve the health and quality of life of the communities of Ohio and beyond, including those both diverse and underserved.”

Recently, I charged a group of faculty and staff with experience in accreditation, continuous quality improvement and strategic planning, to provide oversight of the CQI monitoring process and respond to performance and compliance issues.   The Continuous Quality Improvement -Strategic Plan (CQI-SP) subcommittee, is working with all COM stakeholders to implement corrective action steps for the accreditation elements preliminarily identified as unsatisfactory by the LCME team during their exit interview with us.  In addition, the College will soon be unveiling an enhanced COM website that includes a section dedicated to “Continuous Quality Improvement and Accreditation.”

I see positive and exciting changes all around!  I hope that you do as well. I believe we are all committed to a common goal:  to ensure our COM is strong, sustainable and successful.

Questions about CQI and the strategic planning process can be directed to Allison Hawkes at

Thank you for your commitment and support!

Elisabeth H. Young, M.D.
VP for Health Affairs
Dean of the College of Medicine
Professor of Internal Medicine

Accred the Med

Find Your Voice for Positive Change

Dean’s Newsletters

View past issues of the Dean’s Message and find out what’s been happening in the College of Medicine at NEOMED.

Latest News


Committee Name

Chairs/Vice Chairs

Admission, Progress and Academic Support (Standards 10, 11) William M. Chilian, Ph.D.
Curriculum (Standards 6, 7, 8) Ryan Palmer, Ed.D.
Educational Resources (Standard 5) John Boltri, M.D.
Faculty and Assessment (Standards 4, 9) Jeffrey J. Wenstrup, Ph.D. (Vice Chair)
Institution (Standards 1, 2) Brett Schofield, Ph.D.
Medical Student Support Services and Learning Environment  (Standards 3, 12) Rebecca Z. German, Ph.D.

For questions regarding sub-committees or accessing subcommittee documents please contact Allison Hawkes, M.D., director, accreditation at or 330.325.6639.


Phone: 800.686.2511
Contact Form


LCME Accreditation

College of Medicine at NEOMED