The New Jersey Medical School

Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)


Every eight years, NJMS undergoes accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the official accrediting body for all United States and Canadian medical schools. The accreditation process allows us to review our progress and accomplishments, and to evaluate our strengths and weaknesses.   The self-study process requires the time and effort of administrators, faculty members, students, and others associated with the medical education program, its clinical affiliates, and its parent university.   Much of the quantitative data requested in the medical education database will be obtained from information previously provided by the school.

The self-study process was launched in December 2011 and includes a critical analysis of the Medical School in the following areas:

  • Institutional Setting
  • Educational Program for the M.D. Degree
  • Medical Students
  • Faculty
  • Educational Resources

In addition, the annual AAMC Medical Student Graduation Questionnaire (MSGQ) and Independant Student Analysis are key components utilized in the accreditation process.

The Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) site visit will be March 10 –13, 2013.   Thank you for your committment and contribution to our accreditation process.