Dr. Patricia Butler
Dr. Patricia Butler

Dr. Patricia Butler, senior associate dean for educational programs, has been named to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for a three-year term as an American Medical Association (AMA)-appointed professional member.

The LCME is the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the MD degree in the United States and Canada and is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the AMA.

As a professional appointed member of the LCME, Butler will review and oversee annual survey data and written reports on all of the accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools and attend meetings on accreditation three times a year. Her term started July 1, 2012, and ends June 30, 2015.

“Being appointed to the LCME is quite an honor and will keep me up to date with medical education on a national level,” Butler said.

This is the first time a member of the Medical School has served on the LCME. The committee is comprised of 15 professional appointed members, three public appointed members, and two student appointed members.

Butler is the only newly appointed professional member.

— Darla Brown, Office of Communications, Medical School