UW School of Medicine Accreditation Self Study Committees

UWSOM Accreditation Committees

Steering Committee

CHAIR
Suzanne AllenVice Dean for Academic, Rural and Regional Affairs
MEMBERS
Mary BarinagaIdaho WWAMI Assistan​t Clinical Dean
Jan Carline​Professor, Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education
Jim ChampouxProfessor and Chair Department of Microbiology
Neal FutranProfessor and Chair, Otolaryngology
Erika GoldsteinAssociate Dean, Colleges
Nancy HovisSenior Director of Business & Regulatory Affairs
Sara KimAssociate Dean, Educational Quality Improvement, Faculty, Surgery
Larry KirvenWyoming WWAMI Assistant Clinical Dean
Raye MaestasAssistant Dean, Student Affairs, Faculty, Family Medicine
Michael RyanAssociate Dean, Curriculum, Faculty, Medicine
Jane ShelbyAlaska WWAMI Assistant Dean, Foundations Phase
Martin TeintzeMontana WWAMI Assistant Dean, Foundations Phase
Carol TeitzAssociate Dean, Admissions, Faculty, Orthopedic Surgery
Marj WenrichAssociate Dean for Educational Strategies

Executive Committee

MEMBERS
Suzanne AllenVice Dean for Academic, Rural and Regional Affairs
Jan CarlineProfessor, Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education
Erika GoldsteinAssociate Dean, Colleges
Sara KimAssociate Dean, Educational Quality Improvement, Faculty, Surgery
Marj WenrichAssociate Dean for Educational Strategies

Independent Student Analysis Committee​

The LCME considers that the independent review conducted by students is a critical element of the accreditation process. The school has appointed the following student leadership team to guide the Independent Student Analysis team that will survey medical students on a variety of the school’s operational aspects and submit a formal report to the UWSOM LCME Executive Committee.

CO-CHAIRS
McHale AndersonMS3, Montana
Bobby EndoMS2, Idaho 
Nick Hasle - LeadMS3, MD/PhD, Seattle
Natalie MeadowsMS2, Wyoming
MEMBERS​
Ana CorneaMS2, Idaho
Mallory Davis MS3, Alaska
Lindsay DoddsMS2, Wyoming
Justin GauseMS2, Idaho
Aaron LivingstonMS2, Washington - Spokane
Trevor MillerMS2, Washington – Seattle
David OlsenMS2, Washington - Seattle
Matthew RockstromMS2, Spokane
Carriann ShaeMS3, Washington - Spokane
Fritz SiegertMS3, Idaho
Aaron SmithMS3, Montana
Jacob TignerMS1, Alaska
Theresa WangMS2, Washington – Seattle
Alizabeth WeberMS1, Washington – Spokane

Self-Study Committees

Committee 1

Organizational Governance, Leadership, and Educational Resources​

This committee focuses on the overall governance, leadership and administrative structure of the medical school. In addition, the committee will evaluate the adequacy of educational resources to support the school’s teaching and research mission.

Three accreditation standards pertaining to the committee’s scope are the following:

STANDARD 1: MISSION, PLANNING, ORGANIZATION, AND INTEGRITY

A medical school has a written statement of mission and goals for the medical education program, conducts ongoing planning, and has written bylaws that describe an effective organizational structure and governance processes. In the conduct of all internal and external activities, the medical school demonstrates integrity through its consistent and documented adherence to fair, impartial, and effective processes, policies, and practices.

STANDARD 2: LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION

A medical school has a sufficient number of faculty in leadership roles and of senior administrative staff with the skills, time, and administrative support necessary to achieve the goals of the medical education program and to ensure the functional integration of all programmatic components.

STANDARD 5: EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

A medical school has sufficient personnel, financial resources, physical facilities, equipment, and clinical, instructional, informational, technological, and other resources readily available and accessible across all locations to meet its needs and to achieve its goals.

Committee 1 Membership

CO-CHAIRS
Neal FutranProfessor and Chair, Otolaryngology
Larry KirvenWyoming WWAMI Assistant Clinical Dean
MEMBERS
Tania BardynAssociate Dean of Libraries & Director, Health Sciences Library
Michael CampionDirector, Academic Learning and Technologies
Lydia ClarkMS3, Wyoming
Shane ColvinMS3, Montana
Tara DavidsonMS2, Seattle
Mary Fran JosephAssociate Dean, Administration and Finance
Byron JoynerVice Dean, Graduate Medical Education
Jocelyn KrebsCo-Director, Molecular & Cellular Basis of Disease Block, Faculty, Biological Structure, University of Alaska-Anchorage
Brady LawrenceMS1, Idaho
Leo MoralesChief Diversity Officer, CEDI (Center for Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion), UW Medicine
Kevin MurrayWyoming WWAMI Acting Assistant Dean, Foundations Phase
Jamie ShandroCo-Clerkship Director, Faculty, Emergency Medicine, Co-Director, IPE (Interprofessional Education) Theme
John SlatteryVice Dean, Research and Graduate Education
Chris SurawiczAssociate Dean, Faculty Development
Eric TobiasonDirector of Finance and Administration, Family Medicine​

Committee 2

Academic and Learning Environments

This committee focuses on various aspects that shape the medical school’s academic and learning environments. One accreditation standard pertaining to the committee’s scope is the following:

STANDARD 3: ACADEMIC AND LEARNING ENVIRON​MENTS

A medical school ensures that its medical education program occurs in professional, respectful, and intellectually stimulating academic and clinical environments, recognizes the benefits of diversity, and promotes students’ attainment of competencies required of future physicians.

Committee 2 Membership

​CO-CHAIRS
Jane ShelbyAlaska WWAMI Assistant Dean, Foundations Phase
Raye MaestasAssistant Dean, Studen​t Affairs, Faculty, Family Medicine​
MEMBERS
Heidi CombsFaculty Chair, Curriculum Committee, Clerkship Director, Faculty, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Giana DavidsonFaculty, Surgery ​
Mike FialkowFaculty, OB/GYN
Peter Fuerst Idaho WWAMI Faculty, Cellular & Molecular Biology 
Dillon GasperMS2, Spokane
Amy Hasson​MS2, Seattle
Nancy HovisSenior Director, Business & Regulatory Affairs
Jon IlgenAssociate Director, CLIME (Center for Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education), Faculty, Emergency Medicine
Margaret IsaacCo-Director, FCM (Foundations of Clinical Medicine), Faculty, Medicine
Danielle IshemDirector, Workforce Development, CEDI (Center for Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion)
Emilie JacobsenMS2, Montana
Molly JacksonChair, Continuous Professionalism Improvement (CPI), Faculty, Medicine
John McCarthySpokane WWAMI Clinical Assistant Dean
Judy PauwelsAssociate Director, Faculty, Family Medicine Residency Network
Christine PigottMS4, Spokane
Doug Schaad Faculty, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education​
​Ryan Smith​MS4, Seattle
Tom Staiger​​Medical Director, UW Medical Center
​Cyndy Snyder​Faculty, Family Medicine
​Estell Williams​R3, Surgery
​Dustin Worth​Idaho WWAMI College Head, Faculty, Family Medicine​​

Committee 3

Faculty Preparation, Productivity, Professional Development and Policies

This committee focuses on questions related to how the medical school faculty members prepare faculty members to teach in the curriculum, how productive they are in terms of their scholarship and the range of training programs that are available to provide continuous professional development to faculty.

One accreditation standard pertaining to the committee’s scope is the following:

STANDARD 4: FACULTY PREPARATION, PRODUCTIVITY, PARTICIPATION, AND POLICIES

The faculty members of a medical school are qualified through their education, training, experience, and continuing professional development and provide the leadership and support necessary to attain the institution's educational, research, and service goals.

Committee 3 Membership

CO-CHAIRS​
​Carol Teitz                     Associate Dean, Admissions, Faculty, Orthopedic Surgery ​​                  
​Martin Teintze                     Montana WWAMI Assistant Dean, Foundations Phase​
MEMBERS
​​Corrie Anderson Faculty, Anesthesiology, Seattle Children’s, Member, FCAA (Faculty Council on Academic Affairs)
​Sean Bell​MS4, Wyoming
​Hannah Dysinger ​MS3, Montana
​Karen Barr​Faculty, Rehabilitation Medicine
​Paula Carvalho ​Faculty, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Boise, Idaho VA
​Laura Goodell​Montana WWAMI Clinical Guide
​Brett Jaspers ​MS2, Seattle
​Caitlin Larkin​MS4, Spokane
​Andy Luks​Director, Circulatory Systems Block, Faculty, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
​Kate Mulligan ​Director, Mind Brain & Behavior Block, Faculty, Biological Structure
​Susan Peterson ​Associate Director, Academic Appointments and Compensation
Lynne Robins
Director, CLIME (Center for Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education), Faculty, Medical Education & Biomedical Informatics
​Bill Sayres ​Spokane WWAMI Assistant Dean, Foundations Phase
​Barb Van Ess ​Director, Personnel Policy, Dean's Office​​

Committee 4

Curriculum Structure and Content

This committee focuses on a number of elements involving the medical school curriculum including how competencies and objectives are defined, how teaching is delivered, and what curricular content is covered. Two accreditation standards pertaining to the committee’s scope are the following:

STANDARD 6: COMPETENCIES, CURRICULAR OBJECTIVES, AND CURRICULAR DESIGN

The faculty of a medical school define the competencies to be achieved by its medical students through medical education program objectives and is responsible for the detailed design and implementation of the components of a medical curriculum that enable its medical students to achieve those competencies and objectives. Medical education program objectives are statements of the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes that medical students are expected to exhibit as evidence of their achievement by completion of the program.

STANDARD 7: CURRICULAR CONTENT

The faculty of a medical school ensure that the medical curriculum provides content of sufficient breadth and depth to prepare medical students for entry into any residency program and for the subsequent contemporary practice of medicine.

Committee 4​ Membership

CO-CHAIRS
Michael RyanAssociate Dean, Curriculum, Faculty, Medicine
Jim ChampouxProfessor and Chair Department of Microbiology
MEMBERS
Chris ArakawaMS3, Seattle
John Charyk Spokane WWAMI Clinical Guide
John ChoeAssociate Residency Program Director, Internal Medicine
Kellie Engle Director of Curriculum
Catherine HwangMS2, Spokane
Caroline JacksonMS3, Seattle
John LynchCo-Director, Invaders & Defenders Block
Frank MarchakMS2, Montana
Karen McDonoughCo-Director, FCM (Foundations of Clinical Medicine), Faculty, Medicine
NormaAlicia PinoProgram Director, CEDI (Center for Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion)
Darryl PotykSpokane WWAMI Assistant Clinical Dean
Mara Rendi​Director, Faculty, Pathology Thread
Bruce SilversteinCo-Director, Energetics & Homeostasis Block, Faculty, Medicine
Rob SweetExecutive Director, WISH (WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare), Faculty, Urology
Jordan SymonsCo-Clerkship Director, Faculty, Pediatrics
Roger Tatum
Clerkship Director, Faculty, Surgery
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Committee 5

Assessment and Program Evaluationt​​

This committee focus on the types of data the school collects from student performances, student evaluations of courses/clerkships and faculty, and the overall school-level evaluation and quality improvement initiatives pertaining to assessing the quality of the medical school program.

Two accreditation standards pertaining to the committee’s scope are the following:

STANDARD 8: CURRICULAR MANAGEMENT, EVALUATION, AND ENHANCEMENT

The faculty of a medical school engage in curricular revision and program evaluation activities to ensure that that medical education program quality is maintained and enhanced and that medical students achieve all medical education program objectives and participate in required clinical experiences and settings.

STANDARD 9: TEACHING, SUPERVISION, ASSESSMENT, AND STUDENT AND PATIENT SAFETY

A medical school ensures that its medical education program includes a comprehensive, fair, and uniform system of formative and summative medical student assessment and protects medical students’ and patients’ safety by ensuring that all persons who teach, supervise, and/or assess medical students are adequately prepared for those responsibilities.

Committee 5 Membership

CO-CHAIRS
Sara Kim Associate Dean, Educational Quality Improvement, Faculty, Surgery
Marj WenrichAssociate Dean for Educational Strategies
MEMBERS
Adeyinka AdedipeFaculty, Emergency Medicine
Jan Carline Director, Evaluation, Faculty, Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education 
Jay EricksonMontana WWAMI Assistant Clinical Dean
Matt HollonCollege Head, WWAMI Spokane
Whitney HiattProgram Administrator, OB/GYN
Chris KnightFaculty, Medicine
Andrew LawsonMS3, Spokane
Genevieve PagalilauanFaculty, Medicine
Sara SchaeferMS2, Idaho
Jeff SeegmillerIdaho WWAMI Assistant Dean, Foundations Phase
Sherilyn SmithCo-Clerkship Director, Faculty, Pediatrics
Shobha StackFaculty, Medicine
Amelia StarrMS2, Seattle
Talia SunerMS1, Seattle
Mark WhippleAssistant Dean, Curriculum, Faculty, Otolaryngology​​

Committee 6

Admissions and Student Support

This committee focuses on the quality of the medical school applicants, the admissions processes, and a number of student support areas, such as academic advising, personal counseling, career counseling and healthcare services.

Please refer to the general description of the following accreditation standards that the committee will focus on.

STANDARD 10: MEDICAL STUDENT SELECTION, ASSIGNMENT, AND PROGRESS

A medical school establishes and publishes admission requirements for potential applicants to the medical education program, and uses effective policies and procedures for medical student selection, enrollment, and assignment.

STANDARD 11: MEDICAL STUDENT ACADEMIC SUPPORT, CAREER ADVISING, AND EDUCATIONAL RECORDS

A medical school provides effective academic support and career advising to all medical students to assist them in achieving their career goals and the school’s medical education program objectives. All medical students have the same rights and receive comparable services.

STANDARD 12: MEDICAL STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES, PERSONAL COUNSELING, AND FINANCIAL AID SERVICES

A medical school provides effective student services to all medical students to assist them in achieving the program’s goals for its students. All medical students have the same rights and receive comparable services.

Committee 6 Membership

CO-CHAIRS
Erika GoldsteinAssociate Dean, Colleges
Mary Barinaga Idaho WWAMI Assistant Clinical Dean
MEMBERS
Jamey CheekDirector, Academic Support, Student Affairs
Anne EackerAssociate Dean, Student Affairs​
Maureen Curtin-EvermanIdaho WWAMI Program Manager
Ethan FerrelMS3, Spokane
Claudia FinkelsteinDirector, Faculty Wellness, Faculty, Medicine
Elizabeth Gay​MS1, Seattle
Gail GrayDirector, HR Policy
Connie LambRegistrar, Academic Affairs 
Nicholas MarkadakisMS3, Alaska
Carmelita Mason-RichardsonManager, Medicine Student Program​
Mathias McCormickMS2, Wyoming
Tom NighswanderAlaska WWAMI Clinical Assistant Dean
Ki Shin Western​ Washington WWAMI Clinical Assistant Dean
Ashley SiemerMontana WWAMI Program Manager
Eliza SuttonFaculty, Medicine, Member, FCAA (Faculty Council on Academic Affairs)
​Felicia Tripp​Director, Career Advising, Student Affairs
​Stella Yee​Director, Admission​
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Contact

  • Educational Quality Improvement (EQI) Unit
    • Dr. Sara Kim, associate dean, Educational Quality Improvement, research professor, Department of Surgery
    • Dr. Armand Eichhorn, director, Educational Quality Improvement
    • EQI email address: eqi@uw.edu

LCME Resources

LCME Publications

LCME Glossary

LCME Accredited Medical Schools in US & Survey Dates

LCME Information for Students​​