College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditation from LCME

The College of Medicine moved one step further toward the goal of opening in 2013.

Central Michigan University officials said Wednesday the Liaison Committee on Medical Education has granted preliminary accreditation to CMED.

"We remain committed to our goal of welcoming our first class in the summer of next year and now look forward to beginning the student recruitment process," said CMED Dean Ernest Yoder in a press release. "At the same time, we continue to recruit outstanding faculty and develop our curriculum in accordance with LCME requirements.”

An LCME team came in mid-November to discuss plans for CMED. They met with CMU officials and some faculty members, who expressed concern with the current plans.

The press release said the LCME looks for five items while at CMU: governance and administration, curriculum, medical students, faculty and resources.

“We are very pleased that the LCME has granted preliminary accreditation to our medical school,” said University President George Ross.  “This is a significant milestone as we strive to create an innovative and highly successful program to help fill imminent needs for physicians and medical education opportunities in our state.”

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