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UH Manoa medical school wins eight-year accreditation

Maximum length awarded by national accrediting organization

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tina Shelton, (808) 692-0897
Director of Communications
Posted: Jun 5, 2009

The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has been awarded a maximum-length eight-year accreditation by the national accrediting organization, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

The evaluation by the LCME involved site inspections, extensive reviews of records and interviews of faculty, staff and students at the school of medicine and its community training hospitals, The Queen‘s Medical Center and Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

Accreditation affirms the high quality of the physician training program at JABSOM and validates that it meets established standards. Dean Jerris Hedges, M.D., M.S., M.M.M., was notified of the approval by LCME Secretary Dan Hunt, M.D., M.B.A., following a vote of the organization‘s board of directors.

"We are extremely pleased with not only the outcome but the effort of the entire John A. Burns School of Medicine team and community partners that made this possible," said Dr. Hedges.

The LCME survey team included basic science and clinical educators and practitioners from around the United States who visited Hawaiʻi in January.

A confirmation letter from the LCME is expected shortly.

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