What's happening on proposed medical schools?
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) now lists six schools as "applicant medical schools:"
- California Northstate University College of Medicine
- University of California - Riverside School of Medicine
- Quinnipac University School of Medicine
- Palm Beach Medical College
- Western Michigan University School of Medicine
- King School of Medicine and Health Science Center
In addition, the following eight have been granted "preliminary accreditation:"
- The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
- Central Michigan University School of Medicine
- Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
- Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
- Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University
- The Commonwealth Medical College (on probation)
- University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Greenville
- Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix is listed as a "candidate school."
Visit the LCME website for more information and a detailed explanation of the criteria used for the different classifications.
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