The 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.
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.
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 )
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) granted the School candidate status in March 2020, for a period of five years. More information can be located here. The School recently completed a Self-Study and hosted an evaluation team site visit in August 2022 toward its application for Full Accreditation. The School anticipates a final determination from the MSCHE following their November 2022 meeting.
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. The LCME offers proscriptive requirements for each stage of the process. The LCME granted the School Preliminary accreditation status in 2018 and Provisional status in February 2021. HMSOM submitted all required documentation for, and hosted a site evaluation team that reviewed, the School’s application toward Full accreditation status. The School anticipates a final determination from the LCME following their February 2023 meeting.The HMSOM is currently included in the list of accredited schools available here.