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Sept 28, 1984

Undergraduate Medical Education

Author Affiliations

Anne Crowley, PhD, and Sylvia I. Etzel are from the American Medical Association Division of Medical Education, and Edward S. Petersen, MD, is from the AMA Department of Undergraduate Medical Education.

JAMA. 1984;252(12):1525-1532. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03350120005003

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Accreditation  The official accrediting body for educational programs leading to the MD degree is the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which is listed for this purpose by the US Secretary of Education and recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. (For membership in the LCME, see Appendix I.)The criteria by which the LCME accredits such programs in the United States, and in Canada in cooperation with the Committee for the Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS), are published in two separate but related documents: "Functions and Structure of a Medical School" and "Special Criteria for Programs in the Basic Medical Sciences." Copies of these documents are available from the LCME Office, 535 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610, or 1 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Accredited Programs in Medical Education  As of July 1, 1984, there were 124 US programs and 16 Canadian programs fully