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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

Final Report


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1-13-14 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
4-23-14 Outcomes
1-9-14 Outcomes
11-14-13 Outcomes
ER-3
Date Agenda/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
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 Completion


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.

Dean's Blog

March 14

Mar 14

Written by:
Friday, March 14, 2014  RssIcon

In October 2013, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) noted the standards at the Chicago Medical School that required attention. While we remain fully accredited, we understood the clear message that we need to redouble our efforts to exceed those standards and ensure continued excellence in medical education. Since that time, the administration, faculty and staff at CMS have worked very closely with the LCME to address these areas, and in December, we provided a detailed report of our progress.

As part of our commitment to enhancing the educational experience, offerings and environment at CMS, the medical school has diligently addressed the key areas identified by the LCME. The full report detailing the significant measures CMS took to demonstrate its progress is available at www.rosalindfranklin.edu/cms/LCME.aspx.

During its regular meeting Feb. 25-27, the LCME determined that CMS has demonstrated significant progress in meeting the national standards. The areas of concern the LCME had previously identified are no longer in “non-compliance” and the LCME considers these areas to be “in compliance with a need for monitoring.” While the areas are considered in compliance with current standards, CMS needs to provide additional evidence that the required policy, process, resource, or system is in place for each item to ensure desired outcomes. In other words, the LCME wants to ensure the progress made is sustainable. The medical school remains fully accredited while it is on probation and its status does not impact our students’ ability to sit for boards, enter residency programs or graduate.

Looking ahead, the LCME will seek regular progress updates to ensure these items meet expectations. We will continue to focus on these areas to show desired outcomes to the LCME. Additionally, the LCME has key milestones over the next 12 months in which it will review our progress, including a limited survey visit at a date yet to be determined this year.

The faculty, staff and students of Chicago Medical School are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support that we have received from CMS alumni over the last several months.  Many of you continue to ask how you can help move CMS forward. There are many ways, but the most important is to continue to show your support of our students – whether it’s through advising, providing shadowing opportunities in your practice, or by supporting their CMS education by making a donation to the scholarship campaign. 

We are confident we are on the right track. I encourage you to attend the townhall meeting on Monday, March 17 at noon in the Rhoades Auditorium where I will provide a more thorough update and answer any questions you may have. Together we are fostering a culture that not only provides a solid foundation for the present, but ensures we are prepared for the future. Positive change is occurring throughout our school, and we are fortunate to have such invested people willing to collaborate on a common goal to ensure excellence in medical education at CMS. 

Sincerely,

John Tomkowiak, MD, MOL

Dean, Chicago Medical School

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