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UVI Board Approves School of Medicine Documents for Submission to LCME for Accreditation

University of the Virgin Islands President David Hall and Board of Trustees Chairman Henry Smock

In a special meeting of the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees held on Nov. 17, the Board passed a resolution approving materials and agreements to be submitted to the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) for the accreditation process of the UVI School of Medicine. The LCME is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the reliable authority for the accreditation of medical education programs leading to doctor of medicine degrees. The Board also provided guidance to UVI President Dr. David Hall on a matter concerning a gift agreement.

The Board of Trustees approved for submission to the LCME the following School of Medicine documents:

  • UVI School of Medicine introduction and overview
  • Bylaws
  • Diversity policy
  • Operating policies and procedures

Affiliation agreements with the following institutions were also approved for submission to the LCME:

  • University of Central Florida – curriculum, assessment tools, faculty development, licensure and payment schedule
  • University of South Florida – clinical training rotations – 4th year Tampa General Hospital
  • University of South Florida – professional advisory and training services – management and development simulation center
  • University of South Florida – academic affiliation agreement
  • Schneider Regional Medical Center – clinical training
  • Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center – clinical training

 Deadline for the submission of the documents and agreements is Dec. 1. Meeting this deadline is critical to UVI being able to open the UVI School of Medicine in the fall of 2016.

The meeting began in regular session and moved into executive session to discuss the agenda items. The meeting was held via video conference on UVI’s St. Thomas campus and the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, with several Board members joining via teleconference.

The Board of Trustees last met on Oct. 25, on St. Thomas.