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 16 voting members: Chair of Program Evaluation and Assessment Committee (PEAS); three at large Biomedical Science faculty; three 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 1 & 2; Director of IPM 3 & 4; Assistant Dean for Clinical Clerkship Education/Chair of M3 M4 subcommittee; and two elected student representatives. Non-voting membership includes Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Chair of Biomedical Sciences, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and two elected student representatives.
Committee Chair: Established by the voting membership of the CC, can be clinical or biomedical, Vice Chair to assist the Chair but re-election of Chair and Vice Chair after two years.
The committee is now meeting for one hour per month.
|Committee Member||Department||Term Ends|
|Chris Wright, M.D. - Interim Chair||Surgery||2018|
|Renee Chosed, Ph.D.||Biomedical Sciences||2020|
|Ben Griffeth, M.D.||Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Science||2020|
|Thomas Nathaniel, Ph.D.||Biomedical Sciences||2018|
|Cami Pfennig, M.D.||Emergency Medicine||2018|
|Matt Tucker, Ph.D.||Biomedical Sciences||2018|
|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|
|Tyler Fleming||Student, Class of 2020||2020|
|Leanne Brechtel||Student, Class of 2020||2020|
|John Swetenburg||Student, Class of 2021||2021|
|Kirk Baston, M.D., Ex Officio||M2 Academic Year Director||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|
|John Emerson, M.D.||Family Medicine; Clerkship Director||ex officio, voting|
|Rich Goodwin, Ph.D.||M1 Academic Year Director||ex officio, voting|
|Thomas Pace, M.D.||IPM 1&2 Director||ex officio, voting|
|Rebecca Russ-Sellers, Ph.D.||IPM 3&4 Director||ex officio, voting|
|William Wright, Ph.D.||Biomedical Sciences; Chair of Program Evaluation and Assessment Committee (PEAS)||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.