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Accreditation

All degree and certificate programs are approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Several degree, fellowship, and residency programs have specialized accreditation and those are noted as follows:

Degree Program Accredited By Current Status Term granted Maximum possible term Next Site Visit
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Accreditation for the institution – bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees; certificates and distance education. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Full 10 years 10 years 4 year review 2022, Reaffirmation of Accreditation 2028
Chicago Medical School
Allopathic Medicine (MD) Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Full 8 years 8 years AY 2027-2028
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Continued Continuing Continuing 2022
College of Health Professions
Pathologists' Assistant (MS) National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Full 10 years 10 years Fall 2028
Physical Therapy (DPT) Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Full 10 years 10 years Dec 2022
Physician Assistant (MS) Accreditation Review Committee on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) Full 7 years 7 years 2020
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) Full 10 years 10 years Oct 2022
Clinical Psychology (PhD) American Psychological Association (APA) Full 7 years 7 years 2021
College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy (PharmD) Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Full 8 years 8 years 2029
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) Full 8 years 8 years Fall 2021
Continuing Education in Podiatric Medicine Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) Continued Continuing Continuing Oct 2021
CPME Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency with credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) Continued Continuing Continuing 2023
School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Medical Laboratory Immunology *Post-graduate Program Committee on Postdoctoral Education Programs (CPEP) of the American College of Microbiology Full Continuing Continuing 2025
Other Accreditations
The Department of Healthcare Simulation Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Initial Accreditation 5 years 5 years 2022
Graduate Medical Education (Program)
Institutional Review Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Full Continuing Continuing April 2024
Internal Medicine Residency at James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Endocrinology Fellowship, Infectious Disease Fellowship, Pulmonary Fellowship ACGME Residency Review Committee (ACGME RRC) for Internal Medicine Full Continuing Continuing Accreditation Review of material submission, January each year
Psychiatry Residency ACGME RRC for Psychiatry Full Continuing Continuing Accreditation Review of material submission, March each year
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship ACGME RRC for Cardiovascular Disease Full Continuing Continuing Accreditation Review of material submission,  January each year
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship ACGME RRC for Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Full Continuing Continuing Accreditation Review of material submission,  January each year
Internal Medicine Residency at Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital Campus ACGME RRC for Internal Medicine Initial Accreditation Continuing Continuing Accreditation Review of material submission,  January each year