Need Help with LCME Accreditation?

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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  • Assist new schools with
    • Preliminary Accreditation
    • Provisional Accreditation
  • Assist schools with regional campus development and accreditation
  • Assist schools with track/parallel curricula development and accreditation
  • 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
  • Better yet – do NOT wait until you are 18 months out to begin preparing for your site visit. Frankly, it’s a bit late by then! We can 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!

*Ask us about our LCME Maintenance Plan!

“Christner Strategies has been instrumental in our continuous quality improvement efforts.  They have established a program that I could implement well ahead of our site visit so that we will not be scrambling at the last minute.  Lisa provided exceptionally detailed reviews of our readiness status with helpful summaries that we could take action on.  I would highly recommend the Christner Strategies team for your accreditation needs.”

Monica Lypson, MD MHPE
Vice Dean for Education
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
Rolf H. Scholdager Professor of Medicine
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

“Thanks to Christner Strategies and more specifically Jenny Christner, we were able to implement a new curriculum during COVID-19 and still received full 8 year accreditation with flying colors. From the planning to implementation and tweaking in-between, Jenny was always on top of things. She integrated herself into our community and set the right tone to ensure we were successful. Most importantly, she provided full package of services including consultants for the Mock Site Visit. We would HIGHLY recommend Christner Strategies for your accreditation needs.”

Roy Rai, MBA
Assistant Dean for Medical Education
Office of Medical Education
UC Davis School of Medicine

“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

“Dr. Christner balances the daunting task of making institutional changes to maintain compliance with LCME expectations, while earning the trust of stakeholder groups to lead transformational change. She guides the big picture vision of an institution’s goals while simultaneously demonstrating impressive knowledge of crucial details of accreditation standards, which is unparalleled in a leader of her stature. Interventions that she spearheaded have led to enduring change in areas of mid-clerkship feedback, direct observation of clinical skills, and course/clerkship/program reviews.”

Sara Weir, MA
Director of LCME Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement
LCME Survey Visit Coordinator, 10+ years’ experience

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