The institution is incorporated in the State of Michigan as a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and approved by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to operate a nonpublic university in Michigan. WMed continues in good standing with the State of Michigan to own and operate an institution of higher learning. Students have the right to file a statement of complaint with the LARA Corporations, Securities, and Commercial Licensing Bureau.
WMed is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the US that accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions. Contact the Higher Learning Commission at 800.621.7440. As of March 16, 2020, the Higher Learning Commission has granted WMed a waiver through September 1, 2020 to provide distance education to our students. This is necessary due to the coronavirus pandemic.
WMed has certification with the US Department of Education to participate in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 programs.
WMed has full accreditation granted by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the national accrediting body for educational programs leading to the MD degree. The LCME determined that the medical school meets the standards outlined in the LCME document, Functions and Structure of a Medical School.
WMed has full accreditation granted by the AAALAC International Council on Accreditation, a recognition of the medical school’s commitment to setting, achieving, and maintaining high standards for animal care and use, and its commitment to animal welfare in science.
In support of improving patient care, the medical school’s Office of Continuing Education (CE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide interprofessional continuing education for the healthcare team.
WMed Health is accredited by The Joint Commission, an independent organization that evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. To earn and maintain The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years.
WMed Health is also certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home. Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification for Joint Commission accredited ambulatory care organizations focuses on care coordination, access to care, and how effectively a primary care clinician and interdisciplinary team work in partnership with the patient (and where applicable, their family).
The primary care clinics at WMed Health - family medicine, internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics, and pediatrics - are recognized with the Patient-Centered Medical Home designation by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
The Office of the Medical Examiner has full accreditation from the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME). NAME is the professional organization of physician medical examiners, medicolegal death investigators, and death investigation system administrators who perform the official duties of the medicolegal investigations of deaths of public interest in the US. NAME accreditation program is a peer review system and has a goal to improve performance through objective evaluation and constructive criticism.
The Simulation Center at WMed has full accreditation in the area of teaching/education granted by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), the largest healthcare simulation accrediting body in the world.
AHA Training Center
WMed is proud to be an active member of the American Heart Association (AHA) Training Network as an AHA Training Center helping to deliver Emergency Cardiac Care educational courses and to strengthen the chain of survival from cardiovascular diseases.
To obtain or review official documentation describing institutional accreditation, approval, or licensing, contact the Office of the Dean in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.