LCME Accreditation

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. The LCME currently has a set of 12 accreditation standards, each with a set of supporting required elements. OUWB last prepared our formal documentation towards these standards and participated in a LCME site visit in the Fall of 2019. 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.  In February 2020, OUWB was granted full reaccreditation for the maximum eight-year term. Although OUWB received full reaccreditation there were a handful of elements that required additional follow-up and/or continuous monitoring. This has required several status report submissions to the LCME. Currently, OUWB is preparing a follow-up report including additional monitoring and detailed student survey information pertaining to the following four elements:

  • 5.4 Sufficiency of Buildings and Equipment
  • 8.5 Medical Student Feedback
  • 8.8 Monitoring Student Time 
  • 12.1 Financial Aid/Debt Management Counseling/Student Educational Debt

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


LCME Website

Documentation Collection Instrument (DCI)

LCME Timeline for OUWB
  • 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
  • December 2023 - OUWB to submit follow-up report with continuous monitoring information