Current status: preliminary accreditation
All North American medical schools offering the M.D. degree must receive accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, a joint body made up of equal numbers of representatives from the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges.
LCME Accreditation is a five-step process that includes:
2) Candidate for accreditation
3) Preliminary accreditation
4) Provisional accreditation
5) Full accreditation
Higher Learning Commission accreditation
A public university such as Central Michigan University must receive accreditation for all of its various programs/colleges from an accrediting body beyond the medical community. CMU’s accrediting body is the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
CMU has met the requirement by the Higher Learning Commission to obtain accreditation for the College of Medicine.
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
The CMU College of Medicine campus in Saginaw was developed in a formal partnership with Covenant HealthCare and St. Mary's of Michigan to coordinate five residency programs. Those residency programs are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
The continuing medical education program also is part of the partnership with Covenant HealthCare and St. Mary's of Michigan. The program exists to provide physicians and other health-care providers information to advance their knowledge of medicine, improve the quality of care in the Great Lakes Bay Region and provide Category 1 credit needed for re-licensure. The continuing medical education program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.