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LCME Welcomes New New Members

The three new LCME provisionally accredited medical schools (Frank M. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University; University of California, Riverside, School of Medicine; and, Western Michigan University School of Medicine) have been admitted as members of the AAMC. This brings the number of AAMC member schools (and LCME accredited schools) to 141. From 1995-2002 there were 125 accredited schools.

The LCME is pleased to welcome its newest professional members: Patricia Butler, Terence Flotte, John Fogarty, Roger Hadley, Janet Lindemann, and LuAnn Wilkerson, and its new student members Shady S. Henien and Laura Ostapenko. For a full listing of members, please visit the LCME Members page.

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New preliminarily accredited COM added to New Libraries Group Listserv

Congratulations to Barbara Miller and her colleagues at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University!

Updated New & Emerging Libraries Group Membership

dboilard@FIU.EDU                     David W. Boilard
jbothmer@CREIGHTON.EDU               Jim Bothmer
BridgJa1@MEMORIALHEALTH.COM          Jane Bridges
marie.bronoel@UCR.EDU                Marie Bronoel
bulgarel@OAKLAND.EDU                 Nancy Bulgarelli
daniel.burgard@UNTHSC.EDU            Daniel E. Burgard
cogdillk@UTHSCSA.EDU                 Keith Cogdill
Donna.Davis@WOLTERSKLUWER.COM        Donna Davis
Nadine.Dexter@UCF.EDU                Nadine Dexter
jacquedd@GMAIL.COM                   Jacque Doyle
jddoyle@EMAIL.ARIZONA.EDU            Jacqueline Doyle
jugaines@MCG.EDU                     Julie Gaines
scott.garrison@WMICH.EDU             Scott Garrison
charles.greenberg@YALE.EDU           Charles Greenberg
lamon@EMAIL.ARIZONA.EDU              Lindsey Greene
carol_jenkins@UNC.EDU                Carol Jenkins
Janice.Swiatek-Kelley@QUINNIPIAC.EDU Janice Swiatek Kelley
pking@SCRIPPS.EDU                    Paula King
laico_library@ARAVIND.ORG            Kirubanithi, P
mkronenfeld@ATSU.EDU                 Michael Kronenfeld

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New Medical Schools Focus On the Future-in the AAMC Reporter

By Brian Hedger, special to the Reporter

July 2010

New Medical Schools Focus On the Future

Medical schools are in full expansion mode.

Propelled by common themes of improving access to health care, producing more physicians, boosting local economies, and advancing team-based medicine, several new and proposed schools have recently received preliminary accreditation or are in some stage of development.

Following in the footsteps of new medical schools in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Texas, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute recently received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The former, located in Rochester, Mich., is recruiting its first class of 50 students. While the LCME has granted preliminary accreditation to Virginia Tech’s medical education program, the school, located in Roanoke, Va., is still awaiting institutional accreditation from its regional accrediting body.

In addition, Hofstra University School of Medicine in Hempstead, N.Y., recently received “preliminary accreditation” from the LCME, while eight other proposed medical schools in Florida, Michigan, California, New Jersey, and South Carolina are in the initial applicant stage. The total number of LCMEaccredited U.S. medical schools is now 133.

“It really is an exciting time,” said Cynda Johnson, M.D., M.B.A., president and founding dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute. “All of us in the new schools have worked together on this effort to produce more medical schools, and we have really bonded during the process.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Motivating Factors, Major Challenges, Planning Strategies for new med schools–from the Macy Foundations

Thanks to Barbara Shearer for the heads up!  Read entire study here.

The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, in keeping with its mission to enhance education in the health professions, commissioned a study to address three important questions related to the establishment of the new medical schools under development in the United States:

What factors motivated the institutions to decide to explore establishing a new medical school?
What major challenges did they confront during the process?
How did they respond to those challenges?

One small mention  of libraries….

Meeting Space Needs (p. 62)

To receive preliminary accreditation from the LCME, an institution wishing to establish a new medical school must be able to demonstrate that it is able to meet the new school’s administrative and instructional space needs. With few exceptions, the institutions involved in starting a new medical school found themselves faced with the challenge of how to meet those needs. The space required will depend on the nature of the education program. The size of the facility will be affected by the number of lecture halls and small conference rooms required to support faculty-student interactions, the kind of library/learning resource center to be provided, and the amount of space to be devoted to student lounges, recreational activities, and independent study. Equally important is whether the program will require a traditional gross anatomy laboratory with space for cadaver storage, a simulation laboratory for demonstration of physiologic phenomena using computerized mannequins, and offices and support space for standardized patient encounters. In each case, the space required for these specialized educational activities will depend on the number of students that need to be accommodated during each instructional period.

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New Medical Schools in LCME Process

Step 1 – Schools with LCME “Applicant School” Status.

California University of California, Riverside School of Medicine Riverside, California
Michigan Central Michigan University School of Medicine Mount Pleasant, Michigan
New Jersey Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Camden, New Jersey New Jersey
Touro University College of Medicine Hackensack, New Jersey New York
Hofstra University School of Medicine Hempstead, New York
South Carolina University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville Greenville, South Carolina

Step 2 – Schools with LCME “Candidate School” Status

Michigan Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Rochester Michigan

Step 3 – Schools with LCME “Preliminary Accreditation” Status

Florida Florida International University College of Medicine Miami Florida
Florida University of Central Florida College of Medicine Orlando Florida
Pennsylvania The Commonwealth Medical College Scranton Pennsylvania
Texas Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine El Paso Texas
Virginia Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Roanoke Virginia

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