Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine | Nutley, NJ | Accreditation   


Sim Lab PhotoThe Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine is located in Nutley, NJ and is affiliated with the Hackensack Meridian Health network of 17 hospitals and 38,000 Team Members, statewide. The School may be referred to as the HMSOM or SOM or the School in other sections. Initially organized as a joint venture with Seton Hall University, the School has been operating independently since July 3, 2020.

Accreditation, Licensures, Reviews and Approvals

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine is accredited, reviewed, or approved by various federal, state, and private approvers.

Federal Approval

U.S. Department of Education

HMSOM has been approved by the Department of Education to participate in the following Title IV Higher Education Act (HEA) programs approved in June 2020: Federal Direct Student Loan Programs. The Federal school code is 042933-00.  For more information, please visit www.studentaid.gov.

State Approvals

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (https://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/)

New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners (https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/bme)

Institutional Accreditation

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) www.msche.org. Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine’s accreditation status is accreditation granted. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on November 17, 2022, was to grant accreditation. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Programmatic Accreditation

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is a nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in the U.S. and Canada. LCME accreditation is a voluntary, peer-reviewed process of quality assurance that determines whether a medical education program meets established standards outlined in the Functions and Structure of a Medical School. This accreditation is required in most states for licensing graduates.

The LCME accreditation process progresses, in sequence, from Preliminary, to Provisional, to Full Accreditation Status. The LCME offers guidelines for each states for the process. The LCME granted the School Preliminary Accreditation Status in 2019, Provisional Accreditation Status in February 2021, and Full Accreditation Status in February 2023. The HMSOM is currently included in the list of LCME accredited schools available here.

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