The Curriculum Committee serves as the faculty decision-making body regarding content, methods, timing, and structure of the medical education program. The Curriculum Committee will work with the Associate Deans for Medical Education, Student Affairs, and course/clerkship directors who will implement changes in curriculum, learning environment and/or student support services. Major curriculum changes require approval of the Executive Committee of the Medical School and Dean.
Specific responsibilities of the CC include:
- Defining the learning outcomes of the educational program associated with the core six competencies; medical knowledge, patient care, communication, practice based learning and improvement, systems based practice and professionalism..
- Overall design, management, evaluation, and central oversight of a coherent, efficient, and coordinated curriculum.
- Determining the types of patients, clinical conditions, and appropriate clinical settings for education experiences, including the expected level of student responsibility.
- Monitoring, and when necessary, modifying the curriculum, medical student experiences, and methods used to assess student performance to ensure that curriculum learning outcomes are achieved.
- Monitoring the overall learning environment and ensuring high quality student support services.
- Maintaining compliance with all relevant LCME standards.