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Findings: 2011-12 Full Survey Visit

The previous full survey visit for LCME accreditation was in February 2012. The finding was to continue accreditation for an eight-year term. The review team identified three strengths, and five standards were deemed as in “compliance, with a need for monitoring.” Note that in the 2015-16 academic year, LCME began the implementation of a new framework for accreditation that streamlined 132 standards to the current framework that comprises 12 standards each consisting of six to 12 elements for a total of 93 elements.

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  • Students’ respect and appreciation for dean and the cadre of educational program leaders for their effective support for the educational program and the student body.
  • Medical students having taken ownership of a system of student evaluation of courses, clerkships and faculty that has led to educational program improvement through the Carl G. Evers, MD Society.
  • The leadership of the office of admissions’ outstanding job of ensuring that Mississippi applicants are well counseled to facilitate their success in attaining entry to medical school resulting in a high percentage of past applicants eventually gaining admission.

Standards in compliance, with a need for monitoring

  • ED-30. The directors of all courses and clerkship rotations in a medical education program must design and implement a system of fair and timely formative and summative assessment of  medical student achievement in each course and clerkship rotation. 
  • ED-32. A narrative description of medical student performance in a medical education program, including non-cognitive achievement, should be included as a component of the assessment in each required course and clerkship rotation whenever teacher-student interaction permits this form of assessment.
  • MS-23: A medical education program must provide its medical students with effective financial aid and debt management counseling.
  • FA-5. A faculty member in a medical education program should have a commitment to continuing scholarly productivity that is characteristic of an institution of higher learning.
  • ER-6. A medical education program must have, or be assured the use of appropriate resources for the clinical instruction of its medical students.

Click here for a one-page summary of standards in compliance, with a need for monitoring along with the corresponding element in the current framework.