Dr. George Mejicano selected as LCME member

March 31, 2017

Dr. George MejicanoGeorge Mejicano, M.D., M.S., senior associate dean for education, OHSU School of Medicine, has been selected to serve as a member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education for the 2017-2018 academic year. His appointment is for a three-year term, which is renewable one time.

Dr. Mejicano will be one of 19 voting members of the LCME. Members include 15 professional members (medical educators, administrators and practicing physicians), two public members and two medical students. The Association of American Medical Colleges provides nominations to the LCME for seven professional members and one student member and the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association provides nominations to the LCME for seven professional members and one student member. Each year, the LCME reviews annual survey data and written reports on all accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools, and conducts survey visits to 20-30 institutions. 

For medical education programs located in the United States, accreditation by the LCME establishes eligibility for selected federal grants and programs, including Title VII funding administered by the U.S. Public Health Service. Most state boards of licensure require that U.S. medical schools granting the M.D. degree be accredited by the LCME as a condition for licensure of their graduates. Eligibility of U.S. students in M.D.-granting schools to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination requires LCME accreditation of their school.

The next LCME accreditation cycle for the OHSU School of Medicine is academic year 2019-2020. Learn more about accreditation at the school.