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 medical curriculum for others, both internally and externally 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; and direct and coordinate the overall structure and goals of the Council on Curriculum. The chair is appointed by the dean of the School of Medicine for a term of seven years.

The Council on Curriculum consists of twelve voting members, six of which are elected by the faculty and five are appointed by the dean of the School of Medicine. The chair is the twelfth voting member and he/she only votes to meet a quorum or in the case of a tied vote. 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 the 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 patient tracking-generated data; to review all student curriculum petitions and new electives; and to occasionally serve on ad-hoc committees to accomplish the aforementioned duties. The council also consists of the following ex-officio, non-voting members: one clinical medical librarian, one representative Department of Medical Education and Research, assistant dean Years 1 & 2, one representative Clinical Performance Assessment and Remediation Committee, one representative of Student Affairs, and one representative Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Elected and appointed members serve a term of three years.

Stefanie Ellison, MD Associate Dean, Curriculum
Nurry Pirani, MD Vice-Chairperson-Clinician
Theodore Cole, PhD Vice-Chairperson-Basic Scientist
Angela Barnett, MD Truman Medical Center-Clinical Scientist
Reem Mustafa, MD


Elected Docent

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
-Vacant- Appointed Basic Science
John Price, MD Saint Luke’s Hospital Representative, Clinical Science Faculty
Tom Sullivan, MD Clerkship Director
Susan Sanders, MLS, MEd 

Ray Cattaneo, MD

Samuel Turner, Sr., J.D.

Ex-Officio member, Clinical Medical Librarian

Years 1 & 2

Diversity and Inclusion Representative

Sean Mark Student Representative, Voting Member
Kayla Briggs Student Representative, Alternate
Jasleen Ghuman Student Representative, Alternate
Petra Bricker Student Affairs, Education Team Coordinator
Emily Haury, MD CPAR Committee Representative
Katharine Agnew Curriculum Coordinator
Sydney Breakfield Curriculum Administrative Assistant
Year 1 Student Curriculum Ambassadors Shirene Philipose, Schveta Thakkar, Andrew Williams
Year 2 Student Curriculum Ambassadors Chizitam Ibezim, Athira Jayan, Ashwath Kumar
Year 3 Student Curriculum Ambassadors Taylor Carter, Jonah Graves
Year 4 Student Curriculum Ambassadors Krishna Kumar, Haley Wardrip
Year 5 Student Curriculum Ambassadors Sally Azer, Payal Patel
Year 6 Student Curriculum Ambassadors Isadore Tarantino
By-Laws of the Council on Curriculum