Message From The Dean:   SMITH, R

To the UAMS COM community:

Welcome to the UAMS COM LCME accreditation webpage.  The Liaison Committee on Medical Education is the accrediting agency for the allopathic medical schools in the United States.  The LCME uses a rigorous process which allows us to measure our performance against national standards.  Our reaccreditation, which is usually every 8 years, is an important means for us to examine our strengths and weaknesses in medical student education. 

Our LCME site visit will occur November 16-19, 2014 when a team of 5 experienced medical educators from around the country will visit our school and evaluate us in relation to the 131 accreditation standards.  For the months preceding their visit, a self-study process is being completed which allows us to examine ourselves, define our strengths and challenges, and seek to improve our COM.

I appreciate the work that so many have already done and will do as we approach our reaccreditation visit.  Thank you for your hard work and input into this vital reaccreditation process.

Best wishes,

G. Richard Smith, M.D.



This page briefly highlights the process through which we are preparing for our 2014 LCME visit. Frequently Asked Questions


The Kick Off and Preparations

The self-study started with a kick off meeting for the self-study committees.  The attached is the PowerPoint Presentation delivered  by Associate Dean, Dr. James Graham. LCME Self Study Kick Off

Also, the timeline or view of events in preparation for the visit. LCME TIMELINE


Mock Site Visit

UAMS will host a Mock Site Visit in preparation for the actual visit.  The process will directly resemble the national LCME itinerary. Mock Site Visitors



The self-study will be conducted by five committees, all of which have faculty, staff and student representation. UAMS COM LCME SELF-STUDY COMMITTEES








Link to LCME Sharpoint page. (For UAMS employees only):