Institutional and Professional Accreditation

The University of Louisville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor, master, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees (D.M.D, J.D., M.D.). The University of Louisville also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels.

Questions about the accreditation of the University of Louisville may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (

In 2021, The University of Louisville School of Medicine received full accreditation by the Liaison on Medical Education (LCME).  The next survey date will be in the 2028-2029 Academic year.  This achievement is a testament to our commitment to excellence and continuous quality improvement.  

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What is the LCME?

​The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)  is the accrediting body for medical education programs leading to the MD degree.

The LCME is jointly sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association (AMA) and consists of Secretariat staff who maintain offices in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, IL and 21 voting members; 17 professional members who are medical educators and or practicing physicians and are knowledgeable about U.S. medical education programs, two public members, and two medical students.

LCME accreditation is a voluntary, peer-reviewed process of quality assurance that determines whether the medical education program meets established standards while also fostering institutional and programmatic improvement. To achieve and maintain accreditation, a program must meet the LCME accreditation standards (See Functions and Structure of a Medical School).

Programs are required to demonstrate graduates exhibit general professional competencies that are appropriate for entry to the next stage of training and serve as the foundation for lifelong learning and proficient medical care.

Accreditation by the LCME establishes eligibility for selected federal grants and programs, including Title VII funding administered by the U.S. Public Health Service, and eligibility to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Most state boards of licensure require that programs be LCME-accredited as a condition for licensure of their graduates. Graduates of LCME-accredited schools are eligible for residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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