LCME Podcast Episodes

If you’re here, 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 new podcast will duplicate the content on our YouTube Channel, where we break down the Secretariat Calls and provide our own commentary, decoding and recommendations for best practice on the various topics discussed on the calls.  

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Janaury 2022

This month we get up close and personal with the Self-study and preparing for the visit. Please watch but let us sum it up with one sentence. If you wait until 18 months before the visit to start preparing – well, umm, our condolences to you. 

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.

February 2022

It’s all about the Independent Student Analysis (ISA). We know it’s important but……Stay tuned for the final slide where we provide our thoughts on best practices around the ISA. 

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.

June 2022

For this month’s episode, I have with me Dr. Hugh Stoddard M.Ed., Ph.D , Assistant Dean for Medical Education Research at the School of Medicine, Emory University.  We discuss the LCME Survey Visit Preparation Meeting that Dr. Stoddard recently attended.

September 2022

Breaking down the September 8, 2022 LCME Secretariat Webinar “Mythbusters!” This episode features a conversation with Lisa Phelan, of Christner Strategies, and Colleen Hayden, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – New York City. We discuss some of the myths addressed by the Secretariat that really resonated with us.

October 2022

This episode features the Christner Strategies team discussing the myths presented in the Secretariat call, focusing on some that we feel could benefit from more context or explanation. Myths we cover in this episode include: * The major standing committees of the medical school listed in Element 1.3 must be defined in the college bylaws * What are the benchmarks and cutoffs for data and how can (or should) schools compare themselves to national means * How and why the LCME Committee can make different recommendations than the survey team

December 2022

The Christner Strategies team discusses highlights from the AAMC Learn Serve Lead meeting in Nashville in November.

January 2023

The Christner Strategies team discusses the January 2023 Secretariat call dealing with Independent Student Analysis (ISA).

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.

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!