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|
|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.