Intersection of FERPA and Medical School Accreditation

Posted by Ben Williams on May 3, 2017 4:26:51 PM

We occasionally get questions on FERPA compliance so I thought I'd share some of our thoughts from working through these questions with our 20+ school partners. 

If we (Firecracker or any other service/product provider) are an institutional affiliate, schools can share Personally Identifiable Information (PII) with the service/product provider. This is usually well understood by our partners and common practice in the industry. 

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Topics: LCME, COCA, FERPA, Accredidation

Identifying and remediating at-risk students

Posted by Sean Horgan on Jan 10, 2017 9:35:34 AM

As we turn the corner into 2017, many students and faculty at medical schools shift their focus toward planning for licensing exams. For schools that integrate preparation for these exams into their curriculum, they probably know which students are at risk of underperforming. Here is a screenshot of the dashboard we provide to our partners:

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Topics: USMLE Step 1, At-risk, LCME, Institution Dashboard

11 most common "Noncompliance" findings by LCME

Posted by Sean Horgan on Nov 12, 2016 6:00:01 PM

Firecracker is here at AAMC 2016 and we'll be posting some insights from many of the great sessions. One of these sessions was LCME Accreditation: A Tool for Improvement, presented by the following faculty and staff:

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Topics: AAMC, LCME