Mission of 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 MD 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 15 voting members: Chair of Program Evaluation and Assessment Committee (PEAS); four at large Biomedical Science faculty; two at large Clinical faculty; two Clerkship Directors elected by the M3/M4 subcommittee; M1 Academic Year director/Chair of M1 subcommittee; M2 Academic Year director/Chair of M2 subcommittee; Director of IPM; Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs/Chair of M3 M4 subcommittee; and two elected student representatives. Non-voting membership includes the Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Chair of Biomedical Sciences, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Faculty Director of Assessment, and two elected student representatives.
Time Commitment per Year for Each Candidate?
Approximately 12 hours of meeting time plus average of 4 hours of prep time over the year and potential for 6+ hours of task force work.
Frequency of Meetings (i.e. monthly, weekly, June-December)?
Days/Times of Meetings (i.e. lunch, early mornings, during the work day)?
First Tuesday of the month 12 - 1:30 (usually only lasts 12 -1)
Kirk Baston, M.D..
Co-Chair or Vice Chair:
John Emerson, M.D.
Administrative Support Staff:
|Committee Member||Department||Term Ends|
|Kirk Baston, M.D.||M2 Academic Year Director|
|Renee Chosed, Ph.D.||Biomedical Sciences||2021|
|John Emerson, M.D.||Family Medicine; Clerkship Director|
|Ben Griffeth, M.D.||Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Science||2020|
|Brooks McPhail, Ph.D.||Biomedical Sciences||2019|
|Cami Pfennig, M.D.||Emergency Medicine||2021|
|Jennifer Grier, Ph.D.||Biomedical Sciences||2019|
|Tyler Fleming||Student, Class of 2020||2020|
|Leanne Brechtel||Student, Class of 2020||2020|
|John Swetenburg||Student, Class of 2021||2021|
|Maggie Oliver||Student, Class of 2022||2022|
|Tatsuhiro Kato||Student, Class of 2023||2023|
|Anna Blenda, Ph.D.||Biomedical Sciences; Chair of Program Evaluation and Assessment Committee (PEAS)||ex officio, voting|
|April Buchanan, M.D.||Assistant Dean for Clinical Clerkship Education||ex officio, voting|
|Nanette Dendy, M.D.||Medicine; Clerkship Director||ex officio, voting|
|Matt Tucker, Ph.D.||M1 Academic Year Director||ex officio, voting|
|Thomas Pace, M.D.||IPM Director||ex officio, voting|
|William Wright, Ph.D.||Faculty Director of Assessment||ex officio, voting|
|Paul Catalana, M.D.||Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions||ex-officio, non-voting|
|Richard Hodinka, Ph.D.||Biomedical Sciences||ex-officio, non-voting|
*M2 and M4 students are the voting members of the committee.