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St. Louis University School of Medicine no longer on probation

Residency Program Insider, October 18, 2018

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Last week, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) officially lifted the probation status of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. The school received the probationary status more than a year ago after LCME cited it for having deficiencies in approximately 18 of 93 measures utilized in an October 2016 accreditation review of the school. Such reviews take place every eight years.


According to the LCME website, schools with probationary status either do not comply with the accreditation standards in a substantial way or have not made enough progress in its efforts to meet accreditation standards after LCME deemed significant improvement within a specified time period was necessary. In either case, the quality of education is at risk, and so the schools are put on probation.


The School of Medicine was given two years to improve its compliance with the standards and was able to achieve this goal within 19 months. The dean of the medical school and vice president for medical affairs, Kevin Behrns, MD, stated that the school was in the process of implementing a new curriculum when the 2016 review took place, which may have contributed to gaps in compliance.


Source: Becker’s Hospital Review



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