Curriculum Development and Management


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  • Curriculum Development and Management

    The School of Medicine curriculum is centrally managed through the Curriculum Committee. The Curriculum Committee has the responsibility for developing and implementing a coordinated and integrated curriculum. Its charge is to oversee the design, management, and evaluation of the educational program of the School of Medicine. The committee is empowered by the dean to work in the best interests of the institution without regard for political or departmental pressures.

    The Curriculum Committee, under the leadership of the associate dean for academic affairs, works to develop and implement a coherent and coordinated curriculum in which there is logical sequencing of various segments of the curriculum, coordination within and across the academic periods of study, and appropriate method of pedagogy and evaluation to meet the overall education objectives of the School of Medicine. The committee manages the curriculum by evaluating the program effectiveness, monitoring content and workload in each discipline, and reviewing objectives of courses and clerkships to assure congruence with overall school objectives.

    Some of the Curriculum Committee’s activities include review and approval of new course directors and new course proposals, full reviews of the curriculum by course and year, revision of schedules, central monitoring of student duty hours, procedure logs and patient experiences, review of student performance on external exams, review of Evers Course evaluations, and implementation of contact across course and years.