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Independent Student Analysis

Welcome Letter

Dear Classmates,

As you may know, the UTHSC College of Medicine is about to undergo review by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which occurs every 8 years. While the formal visit from the LCME will occur in the fall of 2021, prior to that, students play a critical role in assessing key areas of our program through a student-led survey called the Independent Student Analysis (ISA). Our team has put together the ISA to address both the fundamental requirements dictated by the LCME and the unique aspects of our program that prepares UTHSC students to excel clinically and academically in residency and beyond.

The Independent Student Analysis Committee (ISAC) will begin reviewing the results of the ISA this winter, generating a report that will be used by the LCME in their decision-making process of the College of Medicine's accreditation status. 

Our goal is to share the student body’s thoughtful, constructive evaluation that highlights our institution’s strengths as well as sheds light on areas for growth and improvement. Because each student brings a different perspective to our program, it is important for us to get a representation of all viewpoints. Therefore, we are aiming for a response rate as close to 100% as possible and will be providing ample time for students to complete the survey as well as incentives to encourage participation. Understand this: your opinion matters, and the ISA is listening; this is your opportunity to share your experiences – Make it count!

Again, thank you for working with us during the re-accreditation process. We are excited for this opportunity show the LCME what a great place UTHSC is to learn medicine.


Phil Link and David LeVine

First page of ISA report        First page of ISA supplemental data        First page of ISA Survey


May 26, 2022