Accreditation

Opening the medical school of the future

The NSU College of Allopathic Medicine (M.D. College) is pursuing accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to become the eighth M.D.-degree awarding medical school in Florida. Learn more about each process below.

The NSU College of Allopathic Medicine (M.D. College) is pursuing accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) to become the eighth M.D.-degree awarding medical school in Florida. LCME is the body with authority to accredit M.D. programs in the US and Canada, as granted by the U.S. Department of Education. The M.D. College is currently in Applicant status and will begin recruiting students for its charter class upon receiving Preliminary Accreditation from LCME.

LCME Accreditation Timeline

April 2017 Submitted Data Collection Instrument and Institutional Self Study to LCME.
June 2017

LCME will consider the College's application and determine whether it receives “Candidate” status. If so, a date for a site visit will be set for the fall.

Fall 2017 If the College receives “Candidate” status, the site visit will likely occur between September and November 2017.
February 2018 After reviewing the report from the site visit, LCME would vote to determine whether the College receives “Preliminary” accreditation. If granted, the College would be able to begin recruiting students for the charter class.
Fall 2018 The charter class would matriculate.

Learn more about the LCME accreditation process.

In addition to applying for LCME accreditation, NSU's Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree program is pending approval from the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). NSU submitted a prospectus on this "Substantive Change" to SACSCOC for consideration during the body's January 2018 board meeting.

Learn more about Nova Southeastern University's accreditations.

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