Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (COCSACS) accreditation site visit at Virginia Tech was held October 16-18, 2018 at both the Blacksburg and VTCSOM campuses after the initial approval of the substantive change June 2018. On June 13, 2019, the SACSCOC Board of Trustees continued accreditation following the merger of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) will continue full accreditation for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine for a period of eight years.
The LCME is the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in the United States and Canada. It is jointly sponsored by the Association for American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association. The LCME visited the school in October 2018 to evaluate the educational program and any changes made because of the medical school’s integration into Virginia Tech as its newest college on July 1, 2018. The LCME granted the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine full accreditation in 2014, soon after the charter class graduated.
The eight-year accreditation term is the longest granted by the LCME. With the eight-year term, the next LCME full survey visit for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine will take place in the 2026-27 academic years.