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LCME 2025 Accreditation Communication | Issue 2

Posted: 2024-02-16

Source: UCI Office of Medical Education
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Issue 2 | February 2024

LCME 2025 Accreditation Survey Visit Communication

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) will be performing an on-site survey visit for our next reaccreditation cycle from January 26–29, 2025. The LCME is the national accrediting organization for U.S. medical schools. UCI School of Medicine received its most recent full eight-year reaccreditation in 2017.

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News & Events: Medical Education Building Renovations Completed

The Medical Education Building first opened in 2009 with a state-of-the-art clinical skills/simulation center and instructional spaces. To stay ahead of advancing modalities and innovative technologies for teaching, the School of Medicine prioritized major renovations of the Medical Education Building which began in September 2022 and has completed in three phases. The brand-new fourth-floor student lounge, study and relaxation spaces opened to students in August 2023. In November 2023, the redesigned third floor opened with a large flat-floor active learning classroom organized in collaboration pods and 18 adjacent breakout rooms for small-group activities.

In January 2024, the new, state-of-the-art Anatomy lab opened for medical student instruction. The Anatomy lab, which lived in the basement of the Med Surge II building for many years, is now co-located in the Medical Education Building with the renovated active learning and student study spaces. The modernized lab features surgical arms above each table that feature a light, camera and monitor, enabling content to be projected to and from each table. Students also have access to a locker room adjacent to the lab with changing areas and showers.

Follow the Zot Quality Improvements in the monthly Medical Education newsletter for additional updates that support our students.

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LCME Spotlight
Standard 2: Leadership and Administration

LCME Standard 2 focuses on the sufficiency of faculty and staff in leadership roles to achieve the goals of the medical education program. The School of Medicine maintains strong and effective leadership under Dean Michael J. Stamos, MD, who was first appointed in 2016. The dean’s role encompasses oversight over education, research and clinical missions, as well as faculty affairs, infrastructure allocation and fiscal responsibility for the school.

The dean is supported by a broad and diverse team of leaders and senior administrative staff who are able to commit the time necessary to accomplish effectively the missions of the medical school including the school’s executive leadershipadministrative leadership and department chairs and the medical education leadership.

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Contact Us

For more information on LCME accreditation and timelines, visit the UCI Office of Medical Education Accreditation & Compliance page or email the UCI School of Medicine ECQ team at

  • Michael J. Stamos, MD, Dean and Chief Academic Officer
  • Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, MD, MEd, Vice Dean, Education
  • Julie Youm, PhD, Associate Dean & Faculty Accreditation Lead
  • Zahra Dabzadeh, Project Manager & Data Analyst
  • Sarah Reed, Executive Assistant


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