LCME Accreditation Consulting

For Medical Schools
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How We Help Untangle LCME

Christner Strategies is the TOP expert in LCME accreditation. Our CEO has played a significant role in 4 different schools LCME accreditation visits as part of her career. Additionally, she was specifically recruited to help remove two schools from LCME probation and served a term on the LCME committee. In truth, she is a national expert in all medical school accreditation (LCME, ACGME, Regional) and chooses to focus on the LCME as it is her favorite. Yes, she has a favorite type of accreditation! In her view, LCME accreditation does not need to be stressful or panic inducing. It serves an altruistic purpose and can truly help your school’s education be top notch when approached in the right way!

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“Dr Christner is a thought leader and innovator in the field of Medical Education and all things LCME Accreditation related. Having worked directly with her for several years, I have seen first hand her understanding of nuanced polices and standards associated with LCME standards and site visits. Her attention to details, her ability to focus on both the macro and micro aspects involved in each standard and element and what they mean to a school and the accrediting body. She has a deep understanding of faculty, student, staff, and administrators desires and needs associated with the design and delivery of a successful academic medical institution.”

Paul Y. Ko, MD MEd
Associate Dean for Curricular Development & Oversight
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine

Helping New Medical Schools Navigate LCME

If you’re working to launch a new medical school, you have tons to worry about with every detail. We can help walk you through both preliminary and provisional accreditation to help set you up for success.

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Maintaining Accreditation

You’re juggling a lot. We can assist with regional campus development and accreditation and track/parallel curricula development and accreditation. We’ll also stand beside you during the 18-month self-study process:

  • Review your DCI
  • Respond to your ISA
  • Review your Executive Self-Summary
  • Organize and run your mock site visit
  • Conduct a post ISA survey to demonstrate improvement

In fact, we recommend not waiting until you are 18 months out to begin preparing for your site visit. It’s already late by then! Let us help you:

  • Ensure your CQI is working smoothly and documented
  • Ensure your key committees are covering what they need to and that minutes reflect that
  • Ensure you have the pulse of your students long before the ISA is in
  • Ensure your policies are up to date
  • And so much more!