If you’re listening to this, you probably tune in that one Thursday/month to hear news about the LCME. And if you don’t do that – why are you here? We’re just kidding!!! Well, really – why are you here? Our podcast breaks down the Secretariat Calls and provide our own commentary, decoding and recommendations for best practice on the various topics discussed on the calls. Please contact us if you have a best practice to share or a topic you’d like to see covered for those lonely months with no call.
LCME After the Secretariat - July 2023
This episode addresses the July Secretariat call about LCME Standard Eight, dealing with medical school curriculum. All final decisions must be made by the schools curriculum committee, even though discussions may take place in multiple venues and with multiple groups involved in curriculum development. The chair of the curriculum committee is a pivotal role in this process. Phase reviews, curriculum reviews and other reports are also an important part of this decision-making process. Medical student feedback related to standard 8.5 was also addressed, encouraging (though not requiring) schools to have policies and processes regarding the collection and use of student feedback.
LCME After the Secretariat - June 2023
This episode addresses the recent Secretariat call on the topic of Medical School Structure and Governance Variability: Why and How Does it Matter to You and to the LCME?" The Christner Strategies team addresses how the role of Dean at medical schools has changed, and how these changes have affected the governance and operation of medical schools. The roles of these new types of dean in the LCME accreditation process are addressed, especially with regards to communication between office and departments and how this communication affects the school as a whole.
LCME After the Secretariat March & April 2023
This episode breaks down the March AND April LCME Secretariat Calls. Lots of good stuff re: everyone’s all time favorite element 3.3 along with another topic that brings us all joy - student satisfaction! You don’t want to miss this one!
After the Secretariat - February 2023
The Christner Strategies team discusses how to prepare for the LCME Self Study Visit and the next CQI, including how early to begin preparations and how the visit and CQI processes overlap. Issues around how early surveys can and should be conducted are addressed, and recommendations on how to ensure that follow-up action items are completed.
LCME After the Secretariat January 2023
The Christner Strategies team discusses the January 2023 Secretariat call dealing with Independent Student Analysis (ISA).
December LCME - Highlights from the Recent AAMC Learn Serve Lead Meeting in November 2022