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Sanford School of Medicine Accreditation

The USD Sanford School of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) which accredits medical schools in the U.S. and Canada.

The USD Sanford School of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) which accredits medical schools in the U.S. and Canada. Each school undergoes a complete accreditation survey at least every eight years. The most recent survey occurred in 2017 and resulted in full accreditation. In its written exit report, the survey team recognized the school for its engaged faculty and administration, its dedicated institutional partners, the quality of its educational facilities and its well-designed, innovative and integrated educational program. In preparation for the next survey visit, anticipated in the 2025-2026 academic year, the school will kick off its self-study process in the fall of 2023.

LCME Accreditation Preparation

SSOM LCME Accreditation Timeline

2023 Strategic Planning Retreat – Blueprint for Successful Re-accreditation

 

Institutional Self-Study
January 2024 - May 2025
Data Collection Instrument (DCI) and Self-Study
January - September 2024
Independent Student Analysis (ISA)
March - September 2024
2024 Strategic Planning Retreat - Countdown to Re-accreditation
October 2, 2024 – Sioux Falls
DCI and Self-Study Completed
May 2025
LCME Mock Site Visit
June 2025
DCI and Self-Study Submitted to LCME
July 2025
DCI and Self-Study Updates Sent to LCME
August 2025
LCME Site Visit
Fall 2025 / Spring 2026
 
 

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