LCME Accreditation

Updated November 2022

When OUWB submitted the August 2022 status report, it addressed two elements previously designated as unsatisfactory, and eight elements designated as satisfactory with monitoring. 

As of November, the LCME has determined that OUWB is compliant with all 93 accreditation elements. The LCME has directed us to submit a follow-up status report on Dec. 1, 2023. In the interim, the team will focus on maintaining progress in all areas.


April 2021 - While the LCME determined that OUWB was fully compliant (satisfactory) with 81 of the 93 accreditation elements when it awarded OUWB a full eight-year accreditation, there was still room for improvement. Specifically, there were nine elements that were viewed as noncompliant (unsatisfactory) and three elements that required additional monitoring (satisfactory with monitoring). The LCME required OUWB to submit an interim report on the development of these elements in April 2021.

After reviewing the April 2021 interim report, the LCME upgraded the designations of two elements to satisfactory and upgraded seven of the unsatisfactory elements to satisfactory with monitoring.  Unfortunately, the element concerning the sufficiency of buildings and equipment continues to be unsatisfactory. In addition, the LCME downgraded the designation of the element concerning student debt from satisfactory with monitoring to unsatisfactory. Dean Duane Mezwa, M.D., is working with campus leadership to address the two unsatisfactory elements.

The school must submit a follow-up report on August 1, 2022, addressing the two unsatisfactory elements and the eight elements designated by the LCME as satisfactory with monitoring.

Currently, 83 elements are designated as satisfactory, eight as satisfactory with monitoring, and two as unsatisfactory.

On February 25, 2020, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine received LCME reaccreditation.

The school has been granted eight years of accreditation, which is the maximum amount of time awarded by the LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education).

The LCME is the organization that accredits medical education programs that lead to the M.D. degree in the United States and Canada.

LCME accreditation is important to OUWB as it allows our students to be eligible to take the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) exams and apply for residency through the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). LCME accreditation also provides medical schools eligibility for select federal grants.

Faculty member working in the anatomy lab

OUWB Accreditation 

On February 20, 2015, OUWB received full accreditation. In September 2019, the survey team from LCME returned to OUWB for a site visit to determine our school’s reaccreditation. OUWB’s self-study task force and subcommittees prepared for the visit by thoroughly examining our medical school education program and identifying our strategic resources, strengths and areas for improvement. An important document called a Data Collection Instrument, or DCI, helped the LCME with its review of our school.  

To assist you with understanding more about the reaccreditation process, visit the following resources found on the LCME website. 

Resources

LCME Glossary

Documentation Collection Instrument (DCI)

LCME Website


LCME Timeline for OUWB
  • June 24, 2019 – OUWB Self Study Completed
  • July 28 through 30, 2019 – Mock LCME Site Visit*
  • September 15 through 18, 2019 – LCME Site Visit at OUWB
  • February 25, 2020 - OUWB receives eight years of accreditation status 
  • April 2021 – OUWB submits interim report 
  • June 2021 – LCME responds to interim report
  • August 1, 2022 – OUWB to submit follow-up report addressing unsatisfactory elements
  • November 2022 – OUWB becomes compliant with all 93 accreditation elements

*Consultants visit OUWB and critique the school on each of the areas that the subcommittees examined, providing constructive feedback to the subcommittees. A mock visit agenda is available upon request by emailing meddeanoffice@oakland.edu

The LCME Site Visit Team
  • Chair Richard M. Conran, M.D., Ph.D., J.D., from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Conran is a professor and the chairman of the Department of Pathology & Anatomy. His medical specialty is pathology.
  • Chair William F. Bina, III, M.D., MPH, from Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Bina is the former dean and professor of Family Medicine. His medical specialty is family medicine.
  • Secretary Dan Hunt, M.D., MBA, from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Dr. Hunt is the LCME field secretary for the AAMC. His medical specialty is psychiatry.
  • Member James Graham, M.D., from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Graham is a professor of Pediatrics and the associate dean for Undergraduate Medical Education. His medical specialty is pediatric emergency medicine.
  • Faculty Fellow Nadia J. Ismail, M.D., MPH, M.Ed., from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ismail is the associate dean of Curriculum and an associate professor of General Medicine.

OUWB Task Force and Subcommittees

We thank the committee members, comprised of students, faculty and staff, for their commitment to our self-study process. The committees worked diligently on specific tasks to prepare OUWB for the LCME review. See below tabs for details about the subcommittee responsibilities and the members who contributed their time and expertise.

Feedback and Questions

Please direct feedback and questions about LCME to Associate Dean for Institutional Effectiveness & Technology Robert McAuley, Ph.D., and LCME faculty accreditation lead at mcauley@oakland.edu

Self-Study Task Force

Oversee all activities of the reaccreditation process and determines objectives of the study, sets the timetable and finalizes the self-study report. The list below reflects the members who were on the committee in 2019.

Paul Misch, M.D., professor and chair - Family Medicine (Chair)

Douglas Gould, Ph.D., professor and chair - Foundational Medical Studies
Barbara Joyce, Ph.D., associate professor - Foundational Medical Studies
Stephen Loftus, Ph.D., associate professor - Foundational Medical Studies
Misa Mi, Ph.D., professor - Foundational Medical Studies
Gregory Nowinski, M.D., associate professor – Orthopedic Surgery
Sandor Shoichet, M.D., associate professor – Internal Medicine

Academic Learning Environment and Curriculum Subcommittees

Academic Learning Environment Subcommittee

Focus on key issues as diversity, learning environment/mistreatment, professionalism and wellness.

Douglas Gould, Ph.D., professor and chair – Foundational Medical Studies (Co-Chair)
Gregory Nowski, M.D., associate professor – Orthopedic Surgery (Co-Chair)

Dwayne Baxa, Ph.D., assistant professor – Foundational Medical Studies
Cheryl Cheah, medical student, Class of 2020
Dawn Jung, M.D., assistant professor – Emergency Medicine
Ty Kwaiser, M.D., assistant professor – Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sarah Lerchenfeldt, Pharm.D., assistant professor – Foundational Medical Studies
Tejas Shah, medical student, Class of 2020

Curriculum Assessment Subcommittee

Focus on key issues such as curricular management and program evaluation, student workload and overall assessment of students.

Lori Stec, M.D., associate professor – Ophthalmology (Chair)

Michelle Fedorowicz, medical student, Class of 2021
James Grogan, Ph.D., professor – Foundational Medical Studies
Shanna Jones, M.D., assistant professor – Emergency Medicine
Cynthia Ledford, M.D. professor – Foundational Medical Studies
James Rosbolt, D.O., assistant professor – Family Medicine
David Thomas, Ph.D., assistant dean for Medical Education – Office of the Dean
Aimen Vanood, medical student, Class of 2021

Curriculum Content

Focus on key issues such as program objectives, self-directed learning, service learning and curricular content.

Barbara Joyce, Ph.D., associate professor – Foundational Medical Studies (Co-Chair)
Sander Shoichet, M.D., associate professor – Internal Medicine (Co-Chair)

Victoria Lucia, Ph.D., associate professor – Foundational Medical Studies
Robert Noiva, Ph.D., associate dean for Preclinical Education – Office of the Dean
Mitchell Reitsma, medical student, Class of 2021
Amy Smark, M.D., assistant professor – Emergency Medicine
Aviv Spillinger, medical student, Class of 2021
Stefan Walter, Ph.D., assistant professor – Foundational Medical Studies
Srikala Yedavally, D.O., associate professor – Family Medicine

Governance and Faculty Subcommittees

Governance Subcommittee

Focus on key issues such as strategic planning, faculty bylaws and institutional governance.

Paul Misch, M.D., professor and chair – Family Medicine (Chair)

Scott Kunselman, MBA, chief operating officer – Office of the President
Rachel Rhode, M.D., associate professor – Orthopaedic Surgery
Tracey Taylor, Ph.D., associate professor – Foundational Medical Studies
Cheryl Verbruggen, MSA, vice dean for Finance and Administration – Office of the Dean

Faculty Subcommittee

Focus on key issues such as faculty missions, promotion, feedback and professional development.

Misa Mi, Ph.D., professor – Foundational Medical Studies (Chair)

Robert Granadier, M.D., professor – Ophthalmology
Dannielle Reynolds, medical student, Class of 2021
Richard Silbergleit, M.D., professor - Diagnostic Radiology and Molecular Imaging
Anthony Stallion, M.D., professor – Surgery
Patrick Vecellio, medical student, Class of 2020
Judith Venuti, Ph.D., professor – Foundational Medical Studies

Student Admissions and Advising Subcommittees

Student Admissions Subcommittee

Focus on key issues such as admissions, technical standards, financial aid and student health services.

Duane Mezwa, M.D., professor – Diagnostic Radiology and Molecular Imaging (Chair)

Kojo Asantey, medical student, Class of 2020
Paul Bozyk, M.D., associate professor – Internal Medicine
Daniel Kallenberger, M.A., assistant dean for Admissions – Office of the Dean
Stephan Loftus, Ph.D., associate professor – Foundational Medical Studies
Alan Silverman, M.D., assistant professor – Internal Medicine
Marc Smith, M.D., associate professor – Pathology
Jason Wasserman, Ph.D., associate professor – Foundational Medical Studies

Advising Subcommittee

Focus on key issues such as advising and records.

Gustavo Patino, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor – Foundational Medical Studies (Chair)

Berkley Browne, M.A., director of Academic Success – Office of the Dean
Gabriel Dumbrille, M.A., director of Student Affairs and Career Development – Office the Dean
Ryan Fringer, M.D., professor – Emergency Medicine
Amanda Hirsch, medical student, Class of 2021
Sandra LaBlance, Ph.D., associate dean for Student Affairs – Office of the Dean
Kristin LeMarbe, medical student, Class of 2021
Rebecca Pratt, Ph.D., professor – Foundational Medical Studies