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USD Sanford Medical School’s Dr. Lindemann to chair national accrediting committee

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Dr. Janet Lindemann, Sioux Falls, dean of Medical Student Education at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, has been named Chair-elect of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The LCME is the national accrediting agency for all medical education programs operated by universities or medical schools chartered in the United States.

Lindemann will serve as Chair-elect during the 2015-2016 academic year and as Chair during the 2016-2017 academic year. A Wisconsin native, she received her undergraduate degree from Marquette University and her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has been dean of Medical Student Education at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine since 2001.

According to Dr. Mary Nettleman, dean of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, “We are proud that Dr. Lindemann has been named to this very important and prestigious position. Leadership of the national accrediting agency for medical schools could not be in better hands. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Lindemann as part of the team that leads and serves our medical school. Her wisdom is highly valued and it benefits our staff, faculty and students.”

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USD's Sanford School of Medicine is nationally known for excellence. With its award-winning curriculum, the school prepares medical students to practice in all fields of medicine and is particularly recognized and ranked for its reputation in family medicine and rural medicine. In addition to the M.D., it offers graduate degrees in basic biomedical science, sustains a vibrant and forward-looking research agenda, and is home to the interdisciplinary Center for Brain and Behavioral Research.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News