AAMC experts are available for comment on a wide range of national health issues, including health inequities, national health policy and legislation, scientific and medical developments, the social determinants of health, public health preparedness, and the future of teaching hospitals and medical education. Experts can also comment on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on medical research, patient care, and physician training.
To speak with an AAMC expert, please contact the AAMC media relations team:
- John Buarotti, 202-828-0632, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stuart Heiser, 202-828-0059, email@example.com
Medical School Accreditation
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the reliable authority for the accreditation of programs of medical education leading to the MD degree. While the LCME is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association, the LCME has final authority for the adoption of new or revised accreditation standards or policies, and the LCME operates independently in conducting evaluations of medical education programs and in making decisions about the accreditation status of programs, with no discussion, review, or participation by the AAMC or AMA.
Looking for information about accreditation? Visit the LCME website.
Media inquiries about the LCME or the medical school accreditation process should be directed to John Buarotti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News & Insights
To submit story ideas for our News & Insights page, please contact the AAMCNews team:
Managing Editor Gabrielle Redford, 202-741-0745, email@example.com