A sincere thank you to the hundreds of UF College of Medicine faculty, students, and staff who participated in our medical school LCME accreditation site visit over the past four days, and all of the preparation, study and planning over the preceding 24 months. Special thanks to Dr. Joe Fantone, Senior Associate Dean for Education, and Kathy Green, our LCME coordinator, for effectively organizing and leading all of our efforts, which culminated in a successful site visit.
Yesterday afternoon, the LCME site visit team provided an exit briefing to UF President Fuchs, Provost Glover, and Senior Vice President Guzick. The LCME team was highly complementary of you and your work. They spoke about strengths of our medical school, such as the curriculum, admissions, student services, faculty development, and our new medical education building, and a few findings for continuing work from their in-depth assessment of our medical school.
There will now be about a four month hiatus before we formally learn from the LCME our re-accreditation status. The site visit team will generate their report over the next 6 to 8 weeks and forward it to the LCME office. The LCME will then makes its accreditation decision later this summer.
So between now and then, we move forward continuing to do what we do best every day: helping patients heal, teaching and learning, and advancing knowledge through discovery. Our work is important. You do it well.
I am impressed everyday with your many accomplishments, but especially so on those days when we share your accomplishments with colleagues and visitors from peer institutions. And that is exactly what happened during the LCME site visit over the last four days. Thanks for being great!
On behalf of our thousands of learners, thank you all for a job well done.
Michael Good, M.D.
Dean, UF College of Medicine