Medical Education Services

  • LCME Accreditation

    We specialize in taking the “pain” out of the accreditation process. We work with a network of LCME experts—including senior associate deans, directors of accreditation, and LCME site visitors— to deliver the following services:

    • Targeted analysis and solutions for LCME standards and elements
    • Digitizing the DCI for easy reporting, action planning, and ongoing continuous quality improvement
    • Full-service process management pre- and post-site visit
    • LCME Early Readiness Assessment to help institutions prepare advanced accreditation strategy
  • Clinical Site Manager Software

    With an increasing number of schools competing for limited clinical sites, institutions must be proactive in retaining the preceptor sites they have while continuously developing new opportunities. Our software solution empowers institutions by:

    • Quickly identifying current preceptor capacity and flagging sites at risk of no longer taking students
    • Securing existing preceptor relationships and developing new ones
    • Easily communicating updates and appreciation to preceptors
    • Streamlining LCME preceptor requirements for easy reporting
    • Managing clinical site affiliations
  • Student Satisfaction, Grading, Productivity and Student Success Analytics

    With so much available data, institutions often struggle to strategically direct resources and action plans. Our expertise in big data analytics can help with customizable executive-level dashboarding and modeling for a variety of situational needs, including:

    • Student satisfaction tracking and early alert system
    • Comparability of grading across sites, faculty
      members, and time
    • Faculty teaching productivity modeling and FTE
      budgeting
    • Student success and residency match propensity
      modeling
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

    DEI efforts have never been more important, and
    our data-driven approach provides a methodology to support institutional DEI efforts. Our five-step process is customized to your institutional needs and includes:

    1. Culture & climate diagnostics
    2. Baseline community survey
    3. Salary study & benchmarking
    4. Strategic recommendations
    5. Change management & implementation
  • Curriculum Reform

    85% of U.S. medical schools report recent, current, or planned curricular reforms. Our expertise and experience in contemporary approaches to clinical education and assessment will support curricular reform initiatives, Including:

    • Competency-based education and assessment
    • Advanced curriculum mapping
    • Telehealth education and simulation
    • Distance and online learning
    • Engaged learning pedagogies
  • Web-Based Med Ed Solutions

    Kennedy & Company has developed web-based technology to assist clinical education institutions with:

    • Financial aid planning
    • Enrollment strategy
    • Recruitment strategies for URM and other student
      demographics
    • Scholarship planning
    • Marketing/branding strategy and ROI

Our Approach and Team

In addition to the Kennedy and Company team, we leverage an LCME accreditation subject matter expert network to ensure your solutions are grounded in the most current best practices and strategies in LCME accreditation. This allows us to scale solutions grounded in expertise efficiently and effectively.

  • Chris Chandler Headshot
    Chris Chandler
    MD, ED.D.
    • Accreditation Subject Matter Expert
    • Current Senior Associate Dean for academic affairs, University of Oklahoma School of Medicine
  • Margaret M. Dunn Headshot
    Margaret M. Dunn
    MD, MBA, FACS
    • Accreditation Subject Matter Expert
    • Professor and Dean Emerita
      Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Colleen Hayden Headshot
    Colleen Hayden
    ED.D
    • Accreditation Subject Matter Expert
    • Current Director of Medical Education and Accreditation