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New medical school wins accreditation

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Feb. 28, 2005

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The Liaison Committee on Medical Education has granted full accreditation to Florida State University College of Medicine, just in time for the first class that graduates in May.

The accreditation has not been easy for the school to get. The allopathic medical school was created by the Florida Legislature in 2000 and began admitting students in 2001, before it garnered any level of accreditation from the LCME.

In February 2002, the school failed to win provisional approval from LCME and threatened to sue the organization before it was granted a re-evaluation in October 2002. At the time, the LCME's main complaints were that the school lacked faculty and had weak oversight of the curriculum.

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/02/28/prbf0228.htm.

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