Expectations for the Curriculum

Expectations for the Curriculum

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Expectations for the Curriculum

In each of the following areas the Curriculum Committee must first express a clear idea of expectations for the curriculum and how we expect it to work. Together the Curriculum, "Principles" and "Clinical" committees then incrementally work toward the ideal curriculum for the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Coherence
The Curriculum Committee works with the members of the "Principles" and "Clinical" committees, the directors and chairs, to ensure a coherent curriculum.

Integration
The Curriculum Committee works with the members of the "Principles" and "Clinical" committees, the directors and chairs, to oversee and ensure horizontal (across semesters and years) and vertical integration (among courses within a semester) throughout the four year curriculum.

Coordination
The Curriculum Committee works with the "Principles" and "Clinical" committees and individual basic science, clinical and humanities faculty to ensure a coordinated curriculum in which the actions and efforts of the faculty are properly positioned in the curriculum.

Contemporary
The Curriculum Committee works with the members of the "Principles" and "Clinical" committees and individual basic science, clinical and humanities faculty to ensure a curriculum that addresses contemporary social and professional issues and incorporates scientific and medical advances.

Effective
The Curriculum Committee works with the Dean, department chairs, and Hospital and University administration, to manage a cost efficient curriculum that meets the goals and objectives of our mission.