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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)

Task Force & Committees

Self-Study Committees

Our five committees, organized around related LCME standards, assess the performance of our institution in their respective areas and summarize findings to the Self-Study Task Force.

Members include over 85 faculty, administrative staff, students and residents.

Mission Planning and Resources

This committee will address these LCME standards:

  • Standard 1: Mission, Planning, Organization and Integrity
  • Standard 2: Leadership and Administration
  • Standard 5: Educational Resources and Infrastructure
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Learning Environment and Faculty

This committee will address these LCME standards:

  • Standard 3: Academic and Learning Environments
  • Standard 4: Faculty Preparation, Productivity, Participation and Policies
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Curricular Content and Management

This committee will address these LCME standards:

  • Standard 7: Curricular Content
  • Standard 8: Curricular Management, Evaluation and Enhancement
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Competencies and Assessment

This committee will address these LCME standards:

  • Standard 6: Competencies, Curricular Objectives and Curricular Design
  • Standard 9: Teaching, Supervision, Assessment, and Student and Patient Safety
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Medical Students

This committee will address these LCME standards:

  • Standard 10: Medical Student Selection, Assignment and Progress
  • Standard 11: Medical Student Academic Support, Career Advising and Educational Records
  • Standard 12: Medical Student Health Services, Personal Counseling and Financial Aid Services
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Self-Study Task Force

The task force synthesizes the findings of the committees to compose the report we will submit to LCME.

  • Diane Wayne, MD (co-chair), vice dean, Education; chair, Medical Education; professor, Medicine and Medical Education
  • Marianne Green, MD (co-chair), senior associate dean, Education; professor, Medicine and Medical Education
  • James Adams, MD, chair, Emergency Medicine; chief medical officer, Northwestern Medicine
  • Sara Bradley, MD, associate professor, Medicine-Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
  • Heather Campbell, MHS, vice dean, Finance and Administration; co-chair, Mission, Planning and Resources Committee
  • Yusra Cheema, MD, assistant professor, Medicine-Nephrology; co-chair, Medical Students Committee
  • Rex Chisholm, PhD, vice dean, Scientific Affairs and Graduate Education
  • Deb Clements, MD, chair, Family and Community Medicine, chair, LCME Quality Improvement Committee; co-chair, Curricular Content and Management Committee
  • John Csernansky, MD, chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, member, LCME Quality Improvement Committee
  • Aashish Didwania, MD, vice chair, Education, Medicine; co-chair, Competencies and Assessment Committee
  • Cybele Ghossein, MD, vice chair, Academic and Faculty Affairs, Medicine; co-chair, Learning Environment and Faculty Committee
  • Celia O’Brien, PhD, director, Assessment and Program Evaluation
  • Angira Patel, MD, MPH, associate professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology; co-chair, Medical Students Committee
  • Leslie Rydberg, MD, clerkship director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; co-chair, Curricular Content and Management Committee
  • Farzaneh Sorond, MD, PhD, associate dean, Faculty Development; vice chair, Faculty Development and Education, Neurology; co-chair, Learning Environment and Faculty Committee
  • Jennifer Trainor, MD, associate chair, Education, Pediatrics; co-chair, Competencies and Assessment Committee
  • Nicholas Volpe, MD, chair, Ophthalmology; member, LCME Quality Improvement Committee; co-chair, Mission, Planning and Resources Committee
  • Clyde Yancy, MD, vice dean, Diversity and Inclusion; chief, Medicine-Cardiology
  • Sara Naureckas, MD, clinical associate professor, Pediatrics-Community Based Primary Care
  • Avni Bavishi, MD, resident, Northwestern Medicine; Feinberg graduate
  • Sam Schroth, MD/PhD candidate
  • Anuj Chokshi, MD candidate
  • Mara Johnson, LCME coordinator, Office of Medical Education
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