Students are an essential component in the LCME accreditation process. LCME considers the Independent Student Analysis (ISA), the independent review conducted by students, a critical element of the accreditation process.
The ISA is one of three major pieces of student-based information that the survey team will utilize when it evaluates the program. Two sources of information are the AAMC GQ, which is completed by fourth-year medical students, and the students who meet with survey team members during the survey visit. To complement these other information sources, the ISA should be based on a comprehensive survey of students in all four years and cover a wide range of subjects important to students. An effective ISA is based on data from the entire student body. A high response rate (at least 70-80% in total and by year) to the questionnaire survey is critical for the credibility of the data.
We remain committed to sharing progress and outcomes as we introduce new initiatives and changes based on LCME recommendations and student feedback.
 Liaison Committee on Medical Education. (2019). The Role of Students in the Accreditation of U.S. Medical Education Programs. Washington, DC.