Dear Members of the Campus Community,

I am pleased to announce that the Carle Illinois College of Medicine has received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). I hope you will join me in congratulating Dean King Li and his team and our colleagues at Carle on this accomplishment for our first new college in more than 60 years.

The LCME is the U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting body for programs leading to the M.D. degree in the United States. The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is still seeking approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to offer the Doctor of Medicine degree.

Admissions information for the program is now online, and the College will host open houses for anyone interested in learning more about it on October 21 and November 18. The first cohort of 32 students, who are expected to begin classes in July 2018, will receive full four-year scholarships funded by donors and friends of the College.

This is an exciting milestone for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the first engineering-based medical school that will revolutionize the future of healthcare. We look forward to accreditation from the HLC, and we can’t wait to welcome this new group of physician-innovators to campus next summer.


Robert J. Jones

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