This month's highlights for the Dell Medical School:
- The school has been granted “Applicant School” status by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) — the national accrediting body for schools that plan to offer the M.D. degree. We are working toward full compliance with accreditation standards as we continue program development. In 2014, we will submit our planning documentation for LCME review.
- The University of Texas System has awarded a $296,655 grant to the Dell School of Medicine for the support of ongoing efforts as part of the UT System's Transformation in Medical Education (TIME) initiative. TIME is a competency-based, student-centered, clinically focused program designed to increase the effectiveness of medical education while shortening its duration. This amount includes funds for campus-based and partnership activities.
- More than 80 researchers, physicians and students turned out at the UT Austin Student Activity Center’s ballroom on Sept. 23-24 for the university’s conference “Addressing Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities: Best Practices for Clinical Care and Medical Education in the 21st Century.” Sponsors and educational partners for the two-day event included the College of Liberal Arts; University Health Services, Division of Student Affairs; Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin; and Seton Healthcare Family.