Background CACMS/LCME

Undergraduate medical programs in Canada leading to the MD degree are accredited through a partnership between the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) and the U.S.-based Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Every eight years programs must conduct a full survey of resources, learning environment, curriculum, faculty, and student services. This medical school self-study includes an independently conducted student analysis and a site visit by a team of external reviewers.

In Fall 2010, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) and Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) voted to continue accreditation of the uOttawa MD program for the maximum permissible eight year term. The results of this accreditation process was the best the Faculty ever had with only four of the 131 standards deemed non-compliant and three additional standards noted as being “In Transition” items. This achievement was possible thanks to the support of over 100 faculty, residents and students who participated in preparation of the student report, on self-study committees, and in meetings with the survey team.

The MD Program’s next full accreditation site visit will take place in April 2018.

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