The Admissions Committee meets multiple times each year for the purpose of interviewing M.D. candidates matriculating the following fall. These meetings include one meeting at the beginning of the year for committee member training and an interview day for candidates that need third interviews. In addition, committee members volunteer to interview candidates for other programs managed by the office of admissions. There are additional meetings each year for these various programs. During the year, members of the committee are brought together to discuss further development of the interview program for the School of Medicine and to discuss candidates on the waitlist.
- Members: 165 voting members which include 96 faculty (including the chair), 18 medical students, 36 retired faculty, and 15 community members
- Chair: Nichole Zehnder, MD, Assistant Dean for Admissions
- Meetings: closed meetings are held on an as needed basis from September through February
Clinical Block Directors (CBD) Committee
The Assistant Dean for Clinical Core Curriculum chairs the CBD committee, which has responsibility for Phase III. The committee is the venue for communication between clinical block directors, faculty, and students, and the committee reviews block evaluations summaries of the Clinical Core before submission the Curriculum Steering Committee. The CBD committee is charged with the following: 1) design, content development, implementation, evaluation and quality improvement of the Clinical Core curriculum; 2) integration of Clinical Core with Essentials Core, Longitudinal Curriculum, and Avanced Studies; 3) interaction with undergraduate medical education deans and directors, clinical departments, and department chairs; 4) regular review of the Clinical Core blocks, including summary reports of student evaluations of the block and faculty, graduation questionnaire, student performance on the clinical practice exam and USMLE; 5) develop and implement policies and processes related to ongoing activities of the Clinical Core blocks; and 6) annually report to and respond to requests of the Curriculum Steering Committee. CBD stats are as follows:
Members: 20 voting, including Phases III, IV, and MSTP Student representatives, 19 ex officio members, including Phases I and II student representatives
- Chair: Jennifer Adams, MD Assistant Dean for Clinical Core Curriculum
- Meetings: open meetings are held twice monthly
Clinical Requirements Committee (CRC)
The CRC has responsibility for setting the student requirements for clinical experiences within the School of Medicine. The CRC has a reporting responsibility to the Clinical Block Directors (CBD) Committee which provides insight and guidance to the CRC. The CRC has independent decision-making authority to set all requirements for clinical experiences including, but not limited to: 1) vaccination requirements; 2) training requirements to meet accrediting-body standards (e.g., universal precautions, HIPAA, etc…); 3) requirements to meet CDC disease prevention standards (e.g., TB mask fitting, etc…). The CRC stats are as follows:
- Members: Representation from MD Program, Office of Student Affairs, PT Program, CHA/PA Program
- Chair: Kristin Furfari, MD
- Meetings: Open meetings are held on an ad hoc basis
Curriculum Steering Committee (CSC)
The CSC is charged with oversight of the curriculum and its evolution, guided by systematic evaluation of the entire curriculum. The CSC is also charged with ensuring the curriculum meets the goals and objectives set by the school of medicine strategic mission, recognizing these objectives are derived from the knowledge, experience, and commitment of the faculty. Thus, the CSC will codify and guide the development and implementation of educational goals and objectives for the MD Degree, recognizing these education goals and objectives must be defined by the faculty. With appropriate faculty input, the CSC will: 1) guide, review, approve courses as well as block content and education formats; 2) systematically establish the evaluation procedures for curriculum, student and faculty assessment, and will focus on helping achieve specific curricular outcomes associated with graduating superior physicians; 3) periodically review and amend educational policies; and 4) recommend, facilitate and develop procedures for approving changes to the curriculum and assuring they are implemented. The CSC will work closely with the curriculum deans, all other curriculum development faculty as well as the committees of Undergraduate Medical Education to guide, revise, and implement changes and faster quality improvement. The CSC reports annually to the Faculty Senate.
- Members: comprised of 22 voting, including student representatives, and 11 ex officio members
- Chair: Stuart Linas, MD
- Meetings: open meetings are held monthly
Essentials Core Block Directors (ECBD) Committee
The Assistant Dean for Essentials Core Curriculum chairs the ECBD committee, which has responsibility for Phases I and II. The committee is the venue for communication between basic science block directors, faculty, and students, and the committee reviews block evaluations summaries of the Essentials Core before submission the Curriculum Steering Committee. The ECBD committee is charged as follows: 1) design and implement the Essentials Core Curriculum; 2) integration of Essentials Core blocks with Longitudinal Curriculum, Clinical Core, and Advanced Studies; 3) regular review of the Essentials Core blocks including summary reports of student evaluations of the block and faculty; 4) develop and implement policies and procedures related to ongoing activities of the Essentials Core blocks; 5) report annually to the Curriculum Steering Committee; and 6) annually review the committee by-laws. ECBD stats are as follows:
- Members: 30 voting members, including student representatives, and 8 ex officio members
- Chair: Andy Bradford, PhD, Assistant Dean for Essentials Core Curriculum (Phases I and II)
- Meetings: open meetings are held monthly
Longitudinal Curriculum Committee (LCC)
The Assistant Dean for Longitudinal Curriculum chairs the LCC committee, which has responsibility of all longitudinal elements throughout Phases I, II, III, and IV. The Curriculum Steering Committee has oversight over the LCC and provides direction and approval of the responsibilities of the LCC. The LCC is charged as follows: 1) design, content, integration, and implementation of the Longitudinal Curriculum elements; 2) integration of the Longitudinal Curriculum with the Essentials Core blocks, Clinical blocks, and Advanced Studies; 3) regularly review the longitudinal curriculum elements and longitudinal Curriculum as a whole, including summary reports of the student evaluations of longitudinal curricular elements; 4) develop and/or implement policies and/or procedures related to ongoing activities of the longitudinal curriculum; 5) development and/or implementation of new curriculum that is longitudinal in nature; and 6) report annually to the Curriculum Steering Committee. LCC stats are as follows:
- Members: 24 voting members, including student representatives, and 21 ex officio members
- Chair: Marsha Anderson, MD, Assistant Dean for Longitudinal Curriculum
- Meetings: open meetings are held monthly
The Scholarship Committee provides oversight and management of various types of scholarships, including the Presidential Scholarship, distinguished scholarships, named scholarships, diversity scholarships, and merit scholarships. The committee supports and assists the Associate Dean for Admissions in selecting and recruiting students and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs in supporting current students and reducing their educational debt. The committee also works with the CU Foundation to encourage and develop new resources of scholarship funding.
- Members: 10 voting members, including representatives from clinical and basic science faculty, a community physician, and a non-physician community member. The six ex officio members include four medical students, a CU Foundation representative, and committee support provided by Student Affairs staff.
- Chair: Shanta Zimmer, MD
- Meetings: closed meetings held on an ad hoc basis
Student Life Steering Committee
The Student Life Steering Committee (SLSC) is charged with oversight of policies and procedures regarding noncurricular aspects of medical student professional life. The committee oversees, reviews, guides, evaluates, and recommends changes when appropriate and assures consistent implementation of established policies and procedures. Constructive and systematic evaluation by faculty should ensure that selected student life issues such as selection, promotions, advising, including financial counseling, mentoring, professionalism, health and well-being, record-keeping, and visiting students meet the mission and goals set by the school’s strategic plan. The SLSC will 1) recommend to the Faculty Senate and the Senior Associate Dean for Education changes in policies and procedures relevant to noncurricular aspects of medical student professional life 2) assist with the development and implementation of policies and procedures that stimulate evolutionary change that optimize medical student professional life and professional development 3) monitor and constructively respond to data obtained from evaluation and outcome instruments regarding medical student noncurricular professional life, 4) apply relevant Liaison Committee for Medical Education Standards and Elements to insure that medical student noncurricular issues are monitored, addressed and updated to insure standard compliance and to enhance medical student professional development and well-being and 5) address special student life-and policy/procedure-related issues that arise that are relevant to medical students and are outside the purview of established UME and School of Medicine oversight committees. The SLSC works closely with the Associate Dean of Student Life, Dean of Students and the Dean of Admissions and committees in UME regarding student life. The SLSC reports to Faculty Senate.
- Members: 10 voting members, including student representatives, and 9 nonvoting members
Chair: Jenny Soep, MD
Meetings: are held monthly
Student Promotions Committee
The Student Promotions Committee is charged by the Dean and the faculty with maintenance of the standards of the School of Medicine and the profession and is responsible for the overall evaluation of student performance. The overall goal of the Student Promotions Committee is the success of the individual student. To this end, the committee has the responsibility to monitor student performance and assist students with academic and professional issues as they progress towards graduation. The Student Promotions Committee is comprised of nine voting members and the chair is elected by the committee’s voting members. Committee stats:
- Members: 8 voting members, including a student representative from the graduating class, and 2 ex-officio members
- Chair: Steven Kick, MD
- Meetings: closed meetings are held quarterly as well as on an ad hoc basis
Student Professionalism Committee
Student Professionalism Committee’s purpose is to enhance and encourage medical student professional behavior, to review instances of substandard medical student professional behavior, and to offer remediation for substandard behavior.
- Members: comprised of faculty representing basic science, clinical, bioethics/humanities, and health care professional programs or schools, as well as student representatives
- Chair: Wendy Madigosky, MD, MSPH
- Meetings: closed meetings are held monthly
Student Honor Council
Unethical behavior and dishonesty are issues considered by the Student Honor Council. The School of Medicine Honor Code is designed and administered by the students under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Each class elects one student to represent them on the council with a term of four years. The Honor Code is signed by each medical student at matriculation as an indication of acceptance and understanding. The goal of the Student Honor Council is to provide education and peer support in matters of ethical behavior. Honor Code violation recommendations are reviewed by a Faculty Review Committee appointed by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. The Student Honor Council also provides anonymous informal advice to students or faculty members with questions about ethical behavior of students.
- Members: comprised of five student representatives (the rising senior and one from each class) as voting members and an ex officio faculty member as an adviser
- Chair: the rising senior
- Meetings: closed meetings held on an ad hoc basis
Sub-Internship (Sub-I) Committee
The Director of Sub-Internships chairs the Sub-I committee; which has responsibility for the Phase IV Sub-Internship requirement. The Advanced Studies Committee (ASC) has oversight over the Sub-I Committee and provides direction and approval of the responsibilities of the Sub-I Committee. The Sub-Internship Committee will be responsible (under the oversight of the ASC) for the following: 1) the design, content, integration, implementation, and evaluation of the Phase IV Sub-Internship requirement; 2) regular review of the Sub-Internship competencies, curriculum, outcomes, assessments, and student and faculty evaluations; 3) regular review of each Sub-Internship; 4) interaction with Undergraduate Medical Education deans and directors, clinical departments, and department chairs; 5) development and implementation of policies and processes related to ongoing activities of the Sub-Internships; 6) development and/or implementation of new curriculum for the Sub-Internships; and 7) annually report to the Advanced Studies Committee (ASC). The Sub-I committee stats are as follows:
- Members: 18 Sub-I Directors as voting members
- Chair: Adam Trosterman, MD, Director of Sub-internships
- Meetings: open meetings are held bimonthly