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What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a standards based peer review process that demonstrates Schulich Medicine & Dentistry possesses the essential elements for quality education programs. Essentially it is an external lens that assures that the program meets the needs of stakeholders, including students, parents, the university and the general public. It guarantees for the public that we have a pedagogically sound program that is aligned with the School’s and the University’s plan, mission, vision and values.

As a Canadian undergraduate medical program, we are accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) and the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This is the next accreditation to which the school will be subject.
Accreditation is an ongoing quality improvement process that culminates in an external site review once every eight years. The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry undergraduate medical program is building toward its onsite survey to be completed by April 2015. And 2013-2014 is our index year, which essentially means that this is the academic year that the accreditors will critically review with respect to the standards.

Leading the School’s process are Dr. Shannon Venance, Interim Accreditation Coordinator and Matt Wannan, Manager, UME.

Faculty across the School will play a key role in the success of the accreditation process. You can learn more about the value of your involvement through our Committee Membership Page. To understand the timeline associated with this undertaking, please visit our Dates of Interest Page.