Educational Quality Improvement (EQI) Office

Who We Are

The Educational Quality Improvement (EQI) Office serves as the institutional experts on (a) LCME Standards and Elements, (b), accreditation processes, (c) national best practices related to accreditation and (c) continuous quality improvement frameworks, benchmarks, goals and outcomes. Through the CQI Policy, Procedures and Guidelines, the EQI Office ensures the school fulfills its mission, goals and values in accordance with the Medical Student Program Strategic Plan (under review and development in 2020) and LCME accreditation standards.

As accreditation and continuous quality improvement are important and necessary activities that touch all aspects of the medical education program, the EQI Office works closely with all Academic, Rural Affairs and Regional Affairs offices, educational governance committees, Graduate Medical Education office, Research and Graduate Education, Center for Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education (CLIME) and other entities.

Our Work

The EQI Office manages:

Meet Our Team

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Sara Kim, PhD,
Associate Dean​​ of EQI &
Research Professor of Surgery

Marilyn Cope, MPA, Director​
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Kelley Goetz
Program Manager
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Cory Lumsdaine, MPH, Program Analyst

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