Welcome to the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) College of Medicine’s accreditation website
Here you will find information on the CDU’s College of Medicine’s journey to accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
CDU’s College of Medicine 4-Year MD Program engages in ongoing quality improvements of all college policies and processes to ensure the achievement of the mission and the effective monitoring of the medical education program’s compliance with accreditation standards.
In order to keep our communities updated throughout the accreditation and approval process, we encourage you to visit this page regularly. In addition, please visit our internal 4-Year MD Program SharePoint Site for additional resources and information for various working groups: https://cdrewu.sharepoint.com/sites/4-YearMDProgram
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) has received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree program in October 2022. We are working towards receiving full accreditation from the LCME. The LCME is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an accreditation agency for medical education programs leading to the MD degree. Read more about the LCME accreditation process at https://lcme.org
Effective October 15, 2021, the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) awarded CDU final approval to implement the new degree of Doctor of Medicine. Learn more about the WASC accreditation process at https://www.wscuc.org
CDU College of Medicine LCME Accreditation Timeline
The College of Medicine is currently engaged in preparing for provisional accreditation, with submission of the Data Collection Instrument (DCI) in Fall 2024. Our provisional accreditation survey visit is scheduled for January 12-15, 2025, and anticipate a decision from the LCME in June 2025.