Verification of the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s Accreditation Status may be found on LCME website.

About Medical School Accreditation

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) governs allopathic medical schools in the U.S. The LCME requires licensee institutions to undergo a rigorous self-examination process. It ensures that each school has the infrastructure necessary to provide a quality education to students. The LCME granted full accreditation to WSU College of Medicine after conducting an extensive virtual site visit in October 2020 and evaluating the College of Medicine’s progress in meeting the LCME’s rigorous standards.

Accreditation Leadership

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s Accreditation team oversees the medical school’s work to achieve and maintain LCME accreditation. The office is responsible for updating, maintaining and implementing the LCME Data Collection Instrument (DCI) and the Self Study document. It is charged with making sure the medical school is in continuous compliance with LCME standards while striving for excellence in medical education and patient care using standards based upon continuous quality improvement principles.


Faculty Accreditation Lead

Accreditation Project Manager

Accreditation CQI Manager

Accreditation Administrative Manager

Contact the LCME Secretariat.

Accreditation Standards

Current LCME Data Collection Instrument (DCI) Standards

The LCME sets forth 12 standards that all allopathic medical schools must meet.

  • Standard 1: Mission, Planning, Organization, and Integrity
  • Standard 2: Leadership and Administration
  • Standard 3: Academic and Learning Environments
  • Standard 4: Faculty Preparation, Productivity, Participation, and Policies
  • Standard 5: Educational Resources and Infrastructure
  • Standard 6: Competencies, Curricular Objectives, and Curricular Design
  • Standard 7: Curricular Content
  • Standard 8: Curricular Management, Evaluation, and Enhancement
  • Standard 9: Teaching, Supervision, Assessment, and Student and Patient Safety
  • Standard 10: Medical Student Selection, Assignment, and Progress
  • Standard 11: Medical Student Academic Support, Career Advising, and Educational Records
  • Standard 12: Medical Student Health Services, Personal Counseling, and Financial Aid Services


  • Preliminary status: 2016
  • Provisional status: June 2019
  • Full Accreditation status: June 2021

Institutional Self-Study for Ongoing Accreditation

An institutional self study is a required component of the accrediation process, helping the College to identify institutional strengths to develop plans to address opportunities for improvement. The new self study will be launched in winter 2024.

Independent Student Analysis – ISA

The ISA is part of the self-study and accreditation processes for the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME). The ISA provides an opportunity for students to objectively and independently evaluate, commend, and critique the medical education program for Accreditation by the LCME. The statements and the data collected provide a foundation on which to gauge the perspectives of the medical student body at our College of Medicine.

Standards-Based Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Process

A medical school engages in ongoing planning and continuous quality improvement processes that establish short and long-term programmatic goals, result in the achievement of measurable outcomes that are used to improve programmatic quality, and ensure effective monitoring of the medical education program’s compliance with accreditation standards.

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine aims to build a lasting infrastructure of human talent, information technology and continuous quality improvement processes that work together to achieve excellence in medical education, patient care, and community engagement.