Student Involvement

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View the final report here (note: Harvard PIN sign-in required)


Dear Classmates,

We are grateful for your interest to learn more about how students are engaged with this critical process for medical school accreditation. As you may know, every U.S. medical school undergoes evaluation for accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) every 8 years. HMS is currently undergoing this re-accreditation process, and our formal evaluation will conclude with the LCME site visit that will take place in March 2019. Prior to this time, students play an invaluable role in providing their perspective on key aspects of the school that fall under LCME jurisdiction through a student-led survey called the Independent Student Analysis (ISA), which will be available for responses in January 2018. Our LCME Student Leadership Team (SLT) (see contact below for more information) has developed this survey and will be responsible for analyzing it and preparing the final report that will be given to the HMS administration in March 2018 so it can be part of formative discussions on how to make improvements to the school before the LCME evaluators arrive. The LCME evaluators will also get a copy of our report, and this plays an important role in their evaluation of the school.

The overall goal of the survey is for the LCME evaluators to be given the student body’s thoughtful, constructive assessment on the school’s strengths and areas for improvement. As such, it is imperative that we reach a 100% response rate on the ISA so that we can capture each and every student’s opinion in this unique and powerful process. This is why our team has worked diligently to make the survey as accessible and convenient as possible by creating a variety of “survey parties” that will offer protected time to complete this important survey (as well as some free food to fuel you on the way!). We hope you will join us in feeling this enthusiasm to make a difference for HMS in the long run. If you have any questions for our student team or are interested in getting more involved down the line, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Best wishes,

Kirstin and Jessie (LCME SLT Chairs) on behalf of the entire SLT

Survey Completion Progress

Calendar of Events:

Mar. 2018 – Initial Report Released to the Administration and Students - View report here (Harvard PIN sign-in required)

Water Bottle Distribution Calendar:

All Students - Feb. 21, 2018, Survey Ice Cream Party, 5-6:30 pm, TMEC Atrium
M3s –February and March AISCs
M4s –Match Day
* Contact us for other times

Past Events:

Jan. 3, 2018 – Survey Opens
Jan. 3, 2018 – MGH PCE Survey Party, 4-5 pm, Bigelow Amphitheater
Jan. 3, 2018 – BIDMC PCE Survey Party, 4-6 pm, Leventhal Conference Room
Jan. 4, 2018 - CHA PCE Survey Party, 6-8 pm, 1st Floor CIC (10 Beacon St., Somerville, MA)
Jan. 8, 2018 – Pathways M1 Survey Party, 12:30-1:30 pm, Society Learning Studios
Jan. 11, 2018 - AISC Survey Party, 2:30-3:30 pm, TMEC209
Jan. 12, 2018 – BWH PCE Survey Party, 4-5 pm, BEI Knowledge Center (1620 Tremont St. 3-014, Boston, MA)
Jan 17, 2018 – HST M2 Survey Party, 12-1 pm, TMEC250
Jan 23, 2018 – HST M1 Survey Party, 12:30-1:30 pm, TMEC328
Jan. 31, 2018 – Survey Closes
Feb. 21, 2018 – LCME Survey Ice Cream Party, 5-6:30 pm, TMEC Atrium