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Oakland University medical school receives full accreditation

ROCHESTER, Mich. – The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine was granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education Tuesday.

"We are grateful to many people from Oakland and Beaumont and to our faculty, staff and students for having the vision and drive to reach today's announcement of full accreditation," said Dr. Robert Folberg, the medical school's founding dean.

The LCME, sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association, is the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to a medical degree in the United States and Canada.

"Medical education has been a part of Beaumont's mission throughout its 60-year history and is a commitment that is shared by Oakwood and Botsford, our partners in the new Beaumont Health," says Gene Michalski, president and CEO, Beaumont Health.

Oakland's medical school joins programs at the University of Michigan, Michigan State, and Wayne State as Michigan's only fully-accredited MD-granting medical schools.