Curriculum Committees

To submit a proposal to the Curriculum Committee, please use this template and send it to Brian Good (CC Chair) at brian.good@hsc.utah.edu, Kerri Shaffer (Curriculum Director) at kerri.shaffer@hsc.utah.edu, or Thomas Jordan (Project Coordinator) at thomas.jordan@hsc.utah.edu.

 

The Curriculum Committee (CC) was created in 2008 to put the ideas generated by the Curriculum Transformation Committee into practice. As of January 2016, the CC consists of:

  • The Chair
  • Course Directors: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, and Year 4
  • Core Educators: Core Science Lead, Core Clinical Lead, Pathway/Research/IPE Lead, LOM faculty representation, CMC faculty representation, 
  • General Faculty 
  • Ex Officio
  • Student Representatives: 2 from each class (MS1, MS2, MS3, and MS4)

The Curriculum Committee (CC) holds sole authority and responsibility for creating, overseeing and managing the medical student education program, and ensuring compliance with all LCME accreditation standards. The Committee defines objectives and competencies, determines curricular content, pedagogy and methods of teaching, reviews feedback and recommendations, and utilizes information to improve the curriculum. Committee membership comprises basic science and clinical teaching faculty, evaluation and assessment experts and students, who are invited to participate in discussions about curricular issues. Due to the significant time commitments this Committee demands of its members, student attendance requirements are modified to accommodate their educational commitments. 

 

 

Subcommittees that report to the Curriculum Committee welcome student participation and input.

Phase 1-2 Subcommittee: The authority and responsibility for the administration of the pre-clerkship curriculum as approved byt the CC.

Phase 3 Subcommittee: Oversees developments and implementation of the Phase 3 curriculum including clinical clerkships. Includes oversight of curriculum content, integration of core curricular elements, instructionals methods, student assessments, faculty development, and curriculum delivery.

Phase 4 Subcommittee: Adheres to the same responsibility and authority as Phase 3 subcommittee, but specifucally for Phase 4.

Curriculum Evaluation Subcommittee (CESC): The authority and responsibility for quality control and improvement of the curriculum, through careful monitoring of program evaluation data and regularly schedules reviews of courses, clerkships, and other required experiences in the medical school education program.

Education and Technology: Evaluates and recommends techologies that impact teaching and learning at UUSOM.

Student Representatives of Curriculum Committee

Steven Cho, MS1

Steven Cho, MS1

Sarmishta Kannan, MS1

Sarmishta Kannan, MS1

Margot Porter, MS2

Margot Porter, MS2

Fadi Haroun, MS2

Fadi Haroun, MS2

Daniel Brandley, MS3

Daniel Brandley, MS3

Trent Parry, MS3

Trent Parry, MS3

Sarah Nguyen, MS4

Sarah Nguyen, MS4

Veronica Urbik, MS4

Veronica Urbik, MS4

Jarom Gropp, LOA Dual Degree

Jarom Gropp, LOA Dual Degree

Chad Vansant-Webb, MD-PhD

Chad Vansant-Webb, MD-PhD

Student Representatives of Phase 1 and 2 Subcommittee

Hayley Reynolds, MS1

Hayley Reynolds, MS1

Koko Novak, MS1

Koko Novak, MS1

Madison Bagley, MS2

Madison Bagley, MS2

Ivy Christopherson, MS2

Ivy Christopherson, MS2

Isabella McNamara, MS3

Isabella McNamara, MS3

Gina Allyn, MS3

Gina Allyn, MS3

Meikan Stonhill, MS4

Meikan Stonhill, MS4

Spencer Baker, MS4

Spencer Baker, MS4

Student Representatives of Phase 3 Subcommittee

Jen Christiansen, MS3

Jen Christiansen, MS3

Federicha Brecha, MS3

Federicha Brecha, MS3

Alexandra Jacobs, MS4

Alexandra Jacobs, MS4

Pam Ropski, MS4

Pam Ropski, MS4

Student Representatives of Phase 4 Subcommittee

Jessica Smith, MS4

Jessica Smith, MS4

Nijat Aliyev, MS4

Nijat Aliyev, MS4

Student Representatives of Curriculum Evaluation Subcommittee (CESC)

Adam Kessel, MS3

Adam Kessel, MS3

Cecilia Peterson, MS3

Cecilia Peterson, MS3

Ashleigh Bull, MS4

Ashleigh Bull, MS4

Spencer Lindsay, MS4

Spencer Lindsay, MS4

Student Representatives of Education and Technology Subcommittee

Michael Adkins, MS1

Michael Adkins, MS1

Brett Crump, MS2

Brett Crump, MS2

Kana Kobuyashi, MS3

Kana Kobuyashi, MS3

CONTACT US

For any further questions please contact:

Kerri Shaffer, MEd, MLIS
Director of Curriculum and Faculty Support

kerri.shaffer@hsc.utah.edu