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UVI School of Medicine to Reapply for LCME Accreditation Status

In executive session of a special meeting of the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees held on Dec. 8, board members received an update on the University’s School of Medicine (SOM), as a follow-up from the Board’s Oct. 24, regular session meeting.

At that meeting the Board decided conditionally that the University would reapply to the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) for preliminary accreditation status for the UVI School of Medicine, but would only move forward after getting a consensus of support from the key stakeholders. 

UVI President David Hall said that over the last month and a half he met with and received support for the UVI SOM from Gov. Kenneth Mapp, the Senate, the LCME, FirstBank VI, the Foundation of the University of the Virgin Islands (FUVI), the Historically Black Colleges and University’s Loan Program, and Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, who pledged a $30 Million gift to the SOM. More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.