The University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine has achieved the highest level of accreditation available to a medical school in the United States by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education after a rigorous self-study.
Accreditation demonstrates that the Heersink School of Medicine has met and is maintaining high standards set by the LCME, the nationally recognized authority for accrediting medical education programs leading to the MD degree in the United States and Canada.
The process toward reaccreditation began in 2020 with the gathering of information for the school’s Data Collection Instrument, a database that was divided and read by members of the Self-Study Task Force. The task force was charged to highlight institutional strengths, identify challenges and put forth solutions to address those challenges.
Student leaders also conducted the Independent Student Analysis, an assessment of the medical school’s learning environment, educational program, resources, administration and services. The process concluded with a virtual site visit from an LCME review team.
The next full survey for reaccreditation for the School of Medicine will take place in the 2029-2030 academic year.
NOTE: if this is too long under the picture, we can go with : Danielle Powell, MD (right), associate professor in the UAB Heersink School of Medicine, works with a student.