BSOM reaccredited by national groups
(Sept. 9, 2004)
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University recently received good news from two reaccreditation processes.
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the Association of American Medical Colleges voted to continue the accreditation of the medical school for an eight-year term. The next full survey for accreditation will take place during the 2011-12 academic year.
The LCME cited the following institutional strengths: an academic community that is unwavering in its commitment to the school’s mission, the mutually supportive relationship with the ECU Division of Health Sciences, the presence of Pitt County Memorial Hospital and University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, a loyal student body committed to educational improvement and outstanding facilities for clinical skills assessment.
The medical school has also received reaccreditation for four years by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Under the direction of Dr. Stephen Willis, ECU associate dean for continuing medical education, and Mary Valand, director of the medical school Office of CME, the program was found to be in complete compliance in all areas reviewed. In the area of educational planning and evaluation, the medical school’s methods of needs assessment were cited for exemplary work.
During the 2003-04 program year, the Office of CME produced, approved and monitored 1,361 hours of Category 1-approved programming in the numerous different settings in Greenville and throughout the region. Physicians need at least 50 hours of practice-appropriate CME every year to maintain their license to practice. Combined total attendance for all activities was 19,975.