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Dalhousie’s MD program threatened with two-year probation

Accreditation body flags “issues” with curriculum monitoring and evaluation

The accreditation of Dalhousie University’s undergraduate medical education program is being threatened with a two-year probation.

The Halifax medical school says it’s appealing a preliminary finding by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education, an international accrediting body based in the United States.

In a news release, Dalhousie says the issues identified by the committee following a routine review of the school relate mostly to curriculum management, monitoring and evaluation.

The school says its MD program remains fully accredited in the meantime.

The accrediting body is expected to make its final ruling based on Dalhousie’s appeal in October or November.

Should Dalhousie be unsuccessful in its appeal, the medical school will have 24 months to make the changes outlined by the committee, which accredits MD programs in Canada in co-operation with the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools.

– The Canadian Press

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