Council on Curriculum

Council on Curriculum – Members

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Position Descriptions

The associate dean for curriculum is the chair of the Council on Curriculum. The duties of this position are to: serve as the principal source of information about the baccalaureate and medical curriculum for others, both internally and externally to the university; verify compliance with all relevant LCME accreditation standards; integrate and implement policies and procedures approved by the Council on Curriculum that are consistent with university and/or medical school policies and procedures; direct and coordinate the overall structure and goals of the Council for Curriculum; and serve as the chair of the Council on Curriculum. The chair is appointed by the dean of the School of Medicine and is appointed for a term of seven years.

The Council on Curriculum consists of eleven voting members, six of which are elected by the faculty and five are appointed by the dean of the School of Medicine. The duties of the members of the council are to attend monthly meetings to draft, review and revise curriculum policies and procedures; to develop and supervise ongoing review of all clinical clerkship and coursework required for graduation at the School of Medicine via the biennial review process; to coordinate and advise as new curriculum is proposed; to provide recommendations for curricular renewal and change based on outcome measures; to monitor and report on student, clerkship, and cohort-specific measures of students’ clinical experiences on all required clerkships by using ClexJournal-generated data; to review all student curriculum petitions and new electives; and to occasionally serve on ad hoc committees to accomplish the afore mentioned duties. The council also consists of the following ex-officio, non-voting members: one Clinical Medical Librarian, one Representative Office of Medical Education and Research, Assistant Dean Years 1 & 2, and one Representative of Student Affairs. Elected and appointed members serve a term of three years.

Stefanie Ellison, MD Associate Dean, Curriculum
Jennifer Bequette, MD Vice-Chairperson-Clinician
Theodore Cole, PhD Vice-Chairperson-Basic Scientist
Angela Barnett, MD Truman Medical Center-Clinical Scientist
Reem Mustafa, MD Docent Alternate
Daniel Dim, MD Basic Science Faculty
Stuart Munro, MD Humanities/Social Sciences Representative
Joseph Cernich, MD Clinical Science Faculty
Melanie Gentry, MD Clinical Science Faculty
Lynda Plamann, PhD Humanities/Social Sciences Faculty
John Price, MD Saint Luke’s Hospital Representative
Tom Sullivan, MD Clerkship Director
Susan Sanders, MLS, MEd Ex-Officio member, Clinical Medical Librarian
Payal Patel Student Representative, Voting Member
Jacob Arnold Student Representative, Alternate
Comron Hassanzadeh Student Representative, Alternate
Marge Weimer ETC
Emily Haury, MD PBA Committee Representative
Katharine Agnew Coordinator
Scott Mills Administrative Assistant


By-Laws of the Council on Curriculum