UGME Program Fully Accredited!

October 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm

I am extremely pleased to announce that on Oct. 18, 2013 our Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) program received full accreditation from the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Our next full accreditation survey will take place in 2018/19.

The LCME and CACMS determined that all 131 standards are now in compliance. As a faculty, we must stay on top of these rigorous standards and ensure we are continually focussed on compliance as a part of our regular day-to-day activities through monitoring, reporting and action. Accreditation is not an end point, but an ongoing process that serves as a means of quality assurance and pursuit of excellence.

This is great news not only for the Faculty of Medicine and the University of Manitoba as a whole; but also for all Manitobans! Each year, more than 95 per cent of the medical students we admit are Manitobans. We are committed to educating and training medical students to serve the health care needs of all residents across the province.


• Spring 2014: Initiate preparations for Spring 2015 – Interim Accreditation Review (IRC) described below.

• Spring 2015 – Interim Accreditation Review (IRC) – This is a formative activity of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), supported exclusively by AFMC Council of Deans and each of the 17 Canadian Faculties/Schools of Medicine. The IRC process is completely independent of the formal accreditation activities of the CACMS and LCME and is the equivalent of a Mock Accreditation designed to assist schools in maintaining compliance.

• Spring 2016 – Start preparations (committees, accreditation documents) for full accreditation survey.

• Spring 2018/19 – Next full accreditation survey – we will be following the new groupings for accreditation standards, in development*.


I want to sincerely thank all of the associate deans, department heads, faculty members, staff, MMSA and students for their contributions to our accreditation success. Everyone has worked very effectively and arduously over many years to reach this pinnacle. Thank you and congratulations!

How can we make the accreditation process part of our every-day culture?