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News and briefs: Appeals panel reinstates medical school's accreditation

Residency Program Insider, November 29, 2011

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San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico will not lose its accreditation yet, according to an appeals panel for the Liaison Commission for Medical Education (LCME). Instead, the LCME placed the medical school on probation until the accreditor conducts a full survey in January. In October, the LCME ruled to take away San Juan Bautista’s accreditation because of “inadequate clinical resources.” According to a statement from LCME, the appeals committee affirmed all of the findings originally cited by the LCME, but encouraged the accrediting agency to wait until the results of the full survey are available to decide on the fate of the medical school.



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