Wayne State medical school receives full accreditation 2 years after probation, warning

Detroit-based Wayne State University School of Medicine received full accreditation through the 2023 school year by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education Oct. 19. The accreditation status comes two years after the school was placed on probation and given an accreditation warning, Crain's Detroit Business reports.

In 2015, LCME ordered the medical school to correct 12 violations within a two-year period. The violations included the school's failure to recruit sufficient minority students and violations of duty hours for clinical clerkships at nearby hospitals for internal medicine, surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology, among others, according to the report.

The organization's 2015 survey of the medical school claimed the incoming 2014 class was composed of only five black students, two Latino students, no Native American students and a total of 43 students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

WSU officials said this year's incoming class comprises 33 black students, 25 Latino students, five Native American students and 65 students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, the report states.

"This achievement — the result of untold hours of commitment by many of our faculty, students staff and administrators — is worthy of celebration and congratulations," WSU School of Medicine Dean Jack Sobel, MD, said. "Throughout this process we have adopted and engaged in a culture of continuous quality improvement, and that will continue. We are committed to a process of continuous review that strives to provide the highest quality education through the most effective means."

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