SOM Accreditation

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About Accreditation

Accreditation is an evaluation of the quality of an educational program to ensure that it meets or exceeds nationally accepted standards. Although this process is voluntary, it is necessary for:

  • Access to licensure exams (USMLE);
  • Admission to ACGME residency programs;
  • Eligibility for state medical licensure for graduates; 
  • Federal grants and loans for students and schools.

This process occurs every eight years. UMMC School of Medicine's last full survey accreditation visit was February 2012. The next visit will be Feb. 16-19, 2020.