Howard University College of Medicine Receives Full Accreditation
The accrediting team noted the college’s strong commitments to diversity, providing academic assistance to students, and meeting the health care needs of underserved communities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 16, 2017) –The Howard University College of Medicine has been granted continued full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, or LCME. The LCME is the national accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to M.D. degrees in the United States and Canada.
“Earning full accreditation is another step in our commitment to educating tomorrow’s physicians who will practice medicine in communities across the country,” said Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick. “Maintaining full accreditation is a strong indication of our compliance and creativity in building our medical education program to be among the best in the nation.”
The LCME voted this summer for full reaccreditation and recognized Howard University with the maximum accreditation term of eight years following a campus visit in March.
“It’s very satisfying to have the LCME affirm that our vision for educating the next generation of physicians is not only possible but highly effective,” said Dr. Hugh E. Mighty, dean of the College of Medicine and vice president of clinical affairs. “An accomplishment of this magnitude is the result of the strong partnership between Howard University and the community.”
The LCME accrediting team noted the College of Medicine’s strong commitments to diversity, meeting the health care needs of the underserved, and providing academic assistance for students. The team also recognized the University for making important large-scale investments in medical education, including the Howard University Health Sciences Simulation & Clinical Skills Center, which brought new state-of-the-art facilities to campus in recent ears.
Dr. Mighty said earning continued accreditation was a testament to the hard work, commitment, and dedication of faculty, students, administrators, and staff. He said the College of Medicine would continue to provide superb medical education while monitoring areas for continued improvement.
The LCME is the accrediting body sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association. Medical schools nationwide must adhere to a process and LCME survey review every eight years for continued accreditation.
About Howard University
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 10 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, over 80 Fulbright recipients, 22 Pickering Fellows and one Schwarzman Scholar. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s website at www.howard.edu