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Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee of the USC School of Medicine Greenville is a deliberative body charged by the Dean and given institutional authority to review, advise and make policy recommendations to the Dean for the successful design, implementation, and assessment of the curriculum for the undergraduate medical education program leading to the M.D. degree.  Additionally, the committee ensures that students develop the leadership, clinical and interpersonal skills essential to delivering the next generation of patient-centered health care with confidence and compassion. The committee is guided by its commitment to compassionate patient care, innovative teaching and continuous improvement for the benefit of our students, faculty, administration and community we serve.

The committee is composed of eleven (11) faculty members from the biomedical and clinical sciences and one (1) librarian who have been elected by the faculty, the Chair of the Program Evaluation and Assessment Subcommittee, and two elected representatives from the student body of the School of Medicine. These 15 members constitute the voting membership of the committee. The Associate Dean for Education, the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Diversity, the Director of Academic Effectiveness and Assessment, the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, the Chair of each Curriculum Committee Subcommittee, i.e., the M1 Academic Director, M2 Academic Director and the Assistant Dean for Clinical Clerkship Education (M3/M4) and the M1, M2, M3 and M4 Student Presidents, or their designates, are non-voting, ex-officio members of this committee.

Faculty members serve a term of three (3) years. All appointments to the Curriculum Committee, as well as the Chair of the Committee will have renewable appointments, with a limit of two (2) consecutive terms of service. To assure continuity of membership and mission, new members are appointed on a staggered basis.

The committee meets for two hours every month. 



Committee Member Department Term Ends
Tom Jarecky, M.D. Anesthesiology 2017
Phil Hodge, M.D. Surgery  
Meenu Jindal, M.D. Internal Medicine 2017
Thomas Nathaniel, Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences 2018
Cami Pfennig, M.D. Emergency Medicine 2018
Faye Towell Library 2017
Matt Tucker, Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences 2018
Chris Wright - Vice Chair Surgery 2018
Lilly Barkin Student, Class of 2017 2017
Hunter Mathews Student Body President, Class of 2017 2017
Jeremiah White  Student, Class of 2018 2018
Andrew Buhr Student Body President, Class of 2018 2018
JeanMarc Ault-Riche Student, Class of 2019 2019
Barrett Bradham Student, Class of 2019 2019
  Student, Class of 2020 2020
  Student, Class of 2020 2020
Kirk Baston, M.D., Ex Officio M2 Academic Year Director  
April Buchanan, M.D. Assistant Dean for Clinical Clerkship Education  
Rich Goodwin, Ph.D. M1 Academic Year Director  
Richard Hodinka, Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences  
Spence Taylor, M.D. Senior Associate Dean  
Bill Wright, Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences  
Sergio Arce, Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences 2018
Jennifer Trilk, Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences 2018
Renee LeClair, Ph.D., Chair Biomedical Sciences 2018
New Associate Dean of Education        
Robert Morgan, Jr., M.D. Anesthesiology; SIM Center Director  
New Pharmacology Faculty Biomedical Sciences  

*M2 and M4 students are the voting members of the committee.





Meeting Minutes