Course directors function under the authority of the School of Medicine Curriculum Committee [insert link] and administration [insert link] and are a key component of the management of the educational program leading to the Doctor of Medicine degree. Under this supervision, the course director:
Nominees for course directors must hold a faculty appointment and possess credentials or experiences relevant to the topic area of the course they will direct. Additional, course directors must:
A nomination for course director is initiated by the chair of the sponsoring department via submission of a letter of nomination to the vice dean for medical education, including:
The completed nomination will be reviewed by the Curriculum Advisory Council which may elect to interview the candidate. The nomination will then be forwarded to the Curriculum Committee with a recommendation to approve or reject it. If approved by the Curriculum Committee, the Office of Medical Education will contact the newly selected course director to schedule an orientation session.
The full policy and procedure (E-SOM-OME-GEN-PR-00007) may be located in the UMMC Document Center via login.