September 4, 2013

To the TUSM Community:

With the LCME Accreditation site visit fast approaching, I write to provide a brief update on activities that have been underway over the last several months.

The LCME Self Study Committees completed their work in July and generated thoughtful and comprehensive reports of their reviews of the database as well as interviews with members of the TUSM community. The Steering Committee met over the course of the summer to consider the findings of the Self Study Committees and to address the questions posed by the LCME. A number of strengths, challenges and recommendations for improvements were identified, and these will form the basis of the summary report submitted to the LCME at the end of October.

Pre-visit planning meetings are scheduled for the first week in December. These sessions will help prepare for a productive LCME review by acquainting visit participants with the format and objectives of the February meetings.

Again, thanks for your ongoing support

Harris A. Berman, MD