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CMS Accreditation Updates

Welcome to the Chicago Medical School accreditation update page. Our intent is to use this page to keep the CMS community and all its partners up-to-date and informed about the steps we are taking to address and resolve the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) issues relating to CMS. For more information about matters specific to the LCME visit: www.lcme.org.

What the Chicago Medical School Community Should Know:

  1. Chicago Medical School was placed on probation by the LCME October 14, 2013 and remains fully accredited while on probation.
  2. Members of the dean's staff were assigned and are accountable for the standards that are of concern and teams are working on action plans to address the issues.
  3. Through the strength of our students, faculty and staff, we have made significant progress in addressing the areas outlined by the LCME. Following its regular meeting Feb. 25-27, the LCME determined the areas of concern are no longer in “non-compliance.” The LCME considers these areas to be “in compliance with a need for monitoring.”
  4. The LCME has established key milestones over the next 12 months in which it will review our progress.
  5. This situation has demonstrated the importance of fostering an environment of even greater collaboration and innovation.

Questions Regarding...

LCME accreditation John Tomkowiak john.tomkowiak@rosalindfranklin.edu
  Margot Surridge margot.surridge@rosalindfranklin.edu
Admissions Patrick Knott cms.admissions@rosalindfranklin.edu
Student Concerns Becky Durkin student.development@rosalindfranklin.edu
Alumni Martha Kelly Bates alumni@rosalindfranklin.edu

Status Reports


Standards in Compliance with a Need for Monitoring
IS-4 Findings
Checklist
LCME Connections
Dean Staff Accountable - Frank Maldonado
Frank.Maldonado@rosalindfranklin.edu
IS-11 Findings
Checklist
LCME Connections Dean Staff Accountable - Doug Reifler
Doug.Reifler@rosalindfranklin.edu
IS-13 Findings
Checklist
LCME Connections Dean Staff Accountable - Ronald Kaplan
Ronald.Kaplan@rosalindfranklin.edu
IS-16 Findings
Checklist
LCME Connections Dean Staff Accountable Rebecca Durkin
Rebecca.Durkin@rosalindfranklin.edu
ED-1 Findings
Checklist
LCME Connections   Dean Staff Accountable - Gordon Pullen
Gordon.Pullen@rosalindfranklin.edu
ED-2 Findings
Checklist
LCME Connections Dean Staff Accountable - Sheryl Juliano
Sheryl.Juliano@rosalindfranklin.edu
ED-3 Findings
Checklist
LCME Connections Dean Staff Accountable - Lecia Apantaku
Lecia.Apantaku@rosalindfranklin.edu
ED-25 Findings
Checklist
LCME Connections Dean Staff Accountable - Stuart Goldman
Stuart.Goldman@rosalindfranklin.edu
ED-33 Findings
Checklist
LCME Connections Dean Staff Accountable - Jeanette Morrison
Jeanette.Morrison@rosalindfranklin.edu
ER-2 Findings
Checklist
LCME Connections Dean Staff Accountable - James Zimmerman
J.Zimmerman@rfuhs.com
ER-3 Findings
Checklist
LCME Connections Dean Staff Accountable - James Zimmerman
James.Zimmerman@rosalindfranklin.edu
MS-24 Findings
Checklist
LCME Connections Dean Staff Accountable - Doug Reifler
Douglas.Reifler@rosalindfranklin.edu
MS-27 Findings
Checklist
LCME Connections Dean Staff Accountable - Lecia Apantaku
Lecia.Apantaku@rosalindfranklin.edu
MS-37 Findings
Checklist
LCME Connections Dean Staff Accountable - Margot Surridge
margot.surridge@rosalindfranklin.edu

Committee Meetings - Standards in Compliance with a Need for Monitoring
IS-4
Date Agenda/Outcomes
10-05-14 Outcomes
9-3-14 Outcomes
8-28-14 Outcomes
8-01-14 Outcomes
5-13-14 Outcomes
3-18-14 Outcomes
3-12-14 Outcomes
3-04-14 Outcomes
2-27-14 Outcomes
2-25-14 Outcomes
2-11-14 Outcomes
1-21-14 Outcomes
1-10-14 Outcomes
11-21-13 Outcomes
11-13-13 Outcomes
11-12-13 Outcomes
11-04-13 Outcomes
10-30-13 Outcomes
10-29-13 Outcomes
10-28-13 Outcomes
10-25-13 Outcomes
10-24-13 Outcomes
10-23-13 Outcomes
10-22-13 Outcomes
cms faculty bylaws amendment board approved
univ faculty bylaws amendment board approved
univ faculty handbook amendment board approved
IS-11
Date Agenda/Outcomes
7-22-14 Outcomes
5-2-14 Outcomes

 
IS-13
Date Agenda/Outcomes
2-12-14 Outcomes
2-11-14 Outcomes
1-21-14 Outcomes
11-22-13 Outcomes
11-15-13 Outcomes
11-08-13 Outcomes
10-31-13 Outcomes
10-29-13 Outcomes
10-29-13 Outcomes
10-28-13 Outcomes
10-24-13 Outcomes
10-22-13 Outcomes
IS-16
Date Agenda/Outcomes
11-19-14 Outcomes
10-22-14 Outcomes
10-15-14 Outcomes
10-8-14 Outcomes
10-01-14 Outcomes
8-20-14 Outcomes
7-16-14 Outcomes
6-18-14 Outcomes
5-21-14 Outcomes
2-11-14 Outcomes
2-11-14 Outcomes
2-5-14 Outcomes
2-4-14 Outcomes
1-20-14 Outcomes
12-04-13 Outcomes
12-02-13 Outcomes
12-02-13 Outcomes
11-27-13 Outcomes
11-25-13 Outcomes
11-18-13 Outcomes
11-13-13 Outcomes
11-11-13 Outcomes
11-11-13 Outcomes
11-05-13 Outcomes
11-01-13 Outcomes
10-31-13 Outcomes
10-31-13 Outcomes
10-30-13 Outcomes
10-30-13 Outcomes
10-29-13 Outcomes
10-24-13 Outcomes
10-24-13 Outcomes
10-23-13 Outcomes
10-22-13 Outcomes
10-21-13 Outcomes
10-21-13 Outcomes
10-21-13 Outcomes
CMS Diversity Policy
Chicago Area Medical Alumni Mentoring Program
ED-1
Date Agenda/Outcomes
10-14-14 Outcomes
6-23-14 Outcomes
6-17-14 Outcomes
5-29-14 Outcomes
5-27-14 Outcomes
3-24-14 Outcomes
3-10-14 Outcomes
3-19-14 Outcomes
2-24-14 Outcomes
2-20-14 Outcomes
1-27-14 Outcomes
1-24-14 Outcomes
11-25-13 Outcomes
11-15-13 Outcomes
11-14-13 Outcomes
11-13-13 Outcomes
11-8-13 Outcomes
11-7-13 Outcomes
10-31-13 Outcomes
10-31-13 Outcomes
10-31-13 Outcomes
10-30-13 Outcomes
10-28-13 Outcomes
10-25-13 Outcomes
10-22-13 Outcomes
10-18-13 Outcomes
10-16-13 Outcomes
10-9-13 Outcomes
9-25-13 Outcomes
9-20-13 Outcomes
9-10-13 Outcomes
9-4-13 Outcomes
Competency Maps Approved by the Curriculum Committee
ED-2
Date Agenda/Outcomes
10-14-14 Outcomes
9-30-14 Outcomes
7-3-14 Outcomes
6-23-14 Outcomes
6-16-14 Outcomes
6-9-14 Outcomes
5-12-14 Outcomes
5-8-14 Outcomes
4-4-14 Outcomes
2-10-14 Outcomes
1-24-14 Outcomes
11-19-13 Outcomes
ED-3
Date Agenda/Outcomes
10-14-14 Outcomes
7-9-14 Outcomes
6-18-14 Outcomes
4-29-14 Outcomes
3-31-14 Outcomes
3-7-14 Outcomes
2-13-14 Outcomes
2-4-14 Outcomes
12-13-13 Outcomes
11-15-13 Outcomes
ED-25
Date Agenda/Outcomes
10-14-14 Outcomes
10-05-14 Outcomes
9-16-14 Outcomes
9-9-14 Outcomes
9-3-14 Outcomes
8-20-14 Outcomes
7-9-14 Outcomes
6-4-14 Outcomes
5-20-14 Outcomes
5-13-14 Outcomes
5-7-14 Outcomes
5-5-14 Outcomes
4-01-14 Outcomes
3-21-14 Outcomes
3-18-14 Outcomes
3-12-14 Outcomes
3-04-14 Outcomes
2-27-14 Outcomes
2-25-14 Outcomes
2-11-14 Outcomes
1-21-14 Outcomes
12-03-13 Outcomes
11-11-13 Outcomes
11-06-13 Outcomes
11-01-13 Outcomes
10-29-13 Outcomes
10-29-13 Outcomes
10-25-13 Outcomes
10-24-13 Outcomes
10-22-13 Outcomes
Appointments, Promotions and Tenure
ED-33
Date Agenda/Outcomes
10-14-14 Outcomes
6-9-14 Outcomes
5-27-14 Outcomes
5-8-14 Outcomes
4-17-14 Outcomes
4-14-14 Outcomes
3-13-14 Outcomes
2-24-14 Outcomes
2-10-14 Outcomes
2-10-14 Outcomes
1-27-14 Outcomes
1-24-14 Outcomes
1-13-14 Outcomes
12-02-13 Outcomes
11-25-13 Outcomes
11-22-13 Outcomes
11-18-13 Outcomes
11-15-13 Outcomes
11-11-13 Outcomes
11-08-13 Outcomes
11-04-13 Outcomes
10-21-13 Outcomes
ER-2
Date Agenda/Outcomes
9-9-14 Outcomes
4-23-14 Outcomes
1-9-14 Outcomes
11-14-13 Outcomes
ER-3
Date Agenda/Outcomes
9-9-14 Outcomes
5-6-14 Outcomes
4-24-14 Outcomes
1-9-14 Outcomes
11-14-13 Outcomes
MS-24
Date Agenda/Outcomes
6-30-14 Outcomes
5-6-14 Outcomes
4-24-14 Outcomes
MS-27
Date Agenda/Outcomes
7-9-14 Outcomes
2-6-14 Outcomes
11-14-13 Outcomes
MS-37
Date Agenda/Outcomes
10-14-14 Outcomes
9-11-14 Outcomes
7-23-14 Outcomes
6-19-14 Outcomes
6-14-14 Outcomes
6-4-14 Outcomes
5-12-14 Outcomes
5-6-14 Outcomes
1-10-14 Outcomes
1-06-14 Outcomes
12-30-13 Outcomes
12-19-13 Outcomes
12-13-13 Outcomes
12-01-13 Outcomes
11-25-13 Outcomes
11-18-13 Outcomes
11-14-13 Outcomes
11-04-13 Outcomes
10-30-31 Outcomes
10-25-13 Outcomes
10-24-13 Outcomes
10-22-13 Outcomes
10-22-13 Outcomes
Lockers
Life in Discovery

Status Report - December 1, 2014


LCME Site Visit January 25-28, 2015

This calculation is based on the work plan that has been developed for each of the fourteen competencies that are in compliance with a need for monitoring, using a simple mathematical equation of tasks completed divided by total number of tasks. It is a representation of the work effort by the school's administration, faculty and staff.

LCME Site Visit Schedule

Dean's Blog

October 28

Oct 31

Written by:
Thursday, October 31, 2013  RssIcon

Monday morning, I met with one of the leaders at the Federal Health Care Center. They, too, have offered their support in the accreditation process. We should take a step back and remember that, while all our affiliates and partners are standing by us in this time of greatest need, it will be incumbent upon us to show them, in an on-going fashion, the value and respect that they deserve from CMS.

On another note, Monday was the CMS Curriculum Retreat. It was attended by faculty, students, interprofessional educator colleagues, dean staff and curriculum office personnel. The group focused work on two of the educational standards, ED 1 (Competencies) and ED 33 (Central Curriculum Management). It was a hardworking group and we made great strides, particularly in coming up with a draft of the work effort that needs to be completed for the Dec. 15 submission of the ED1 standard to the LCME.

Finally, the LCME secretariats, Drs. Hunt and Barzansky, arrived on campus to meet with President Welch, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Margot Surridge, Dean of CHP and VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Wendy Rheult and myself. We discussed our goal of collaborating with the secretariats to get the best understanding of how we could, not only successfully meet the standards with which we are out of compliance, but also to eventually exceed the standards. The meeting was an excellent start to what will be an important and informative visit for us.

John Tomkowiak MD, MOL

Dean Chicago Medical School

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