Curriculum Committee Membership
The Committee is comprised of a minimum of six and no more than nine at-large faculty members and two student members. Term for at-large faculty is three years, with one consecutive renewal. Three at-large members are elected from the general medical faculty by the School of Medicine representatives of the Faculty Senate to assure direct faculty participation and a broad faculty perspective to the decision-making process, independent of departmental or central administration points of view. One of these three members shall serve as the Vice-Chair of the Committee. The remaining at-large faculty members are selected for their sustained interest and activity in medical education and for their independent points of view. The at-large faculty members should include a Generalist Physician and a Basic Scientist. Of the two student members, one shall be a representative of the Mulholland Society and one of the Student Medical Education Committee. The remaining members of the committee are members by virtue of their position:
- Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education (Chair)
- Assistant Dean for Clinical Skills Education
- Clinical Performance Development Director
- Representative, Education Technology Support
- Representative, Office of Diversity
- Chairs, Pre-clerkship Committee
- Chair, Clerkship/Post-clerkship Committee
- Associate Dean and Director Health Sciences Library, ex-officio
- Associate Dean for Education Research and Instruction,
Associate Advisors to the Committee offer expertise in the areas of Curriculum Evaluation and Academic Enhancement Services.
All Committee members are expected to contribute to the Committee's activities; attend at least 2/3 of regular meetings. While the Pre-clerkship Leadership and Clerkship/Post-clerkship committee members represent their disciplines and focus on basic science and clinical education, service on the Curriculum Committee requires a primary commitment to the general well being and advancement of medical education at UVA. The members elected from the General Faculty should have a demonstrated interest in undergraduate medical education and be willing and able to serve on the Curriculum Committee. Regular meetings are scheduled for the first, second and third Thursdays of each month. Meeting minutes are posted on the public Curriculum web site and sent directly to members and the Dean’s office.