Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine approved for longest term by accreditor
March 8, 2019
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) will continue full accreditation for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine for a period of eight years.
The LCME is the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in the United States and Canada. It is jointly sponsored by the Association for American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association.
LCME visited the school in October 2018 to evaluate the educational program and any changes made because of the medical school’s integration into Virginia Tech as its newest college on July 1, 2018. The LCME granted the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine full accreditation in 2014, soon after the charter class graduated.
The eight-year accreditation term is the longest granted by the LCME.
“We are pleased that the LCME gave us their blessing for the longest term available. It is a show of support in our program as well as our recent integration with Virginia Tech,” said Daniel Harrington, interim dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. “I am thankful to all of our employees, faculty, students, residents, and other partners who worked so hard to make this a success both before and during the LCME site visit.”
“Full accreditation from the LCME is an important academic milestone and achievement for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine,” said Cyril Clarke, executive vice president and provost. “I congratulate the faculty and staff in Roanoke and those who supported the effort in Blacksburg for their collective efforts in attaining this distinction for Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic, and our medical students.”
With the eight-year term, the next LCME full survey visit for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine will take place in the 2026-27 academic years.