Curriculum Oversight Committee (COC)


There shall be three constitutional Curriculum Committees, in accordance with LCME standards, the Curriculum Oversight Committee, the Phase 1, 2 Curriculum Committee, and the Phase 3 Curriculum Committee.

Composition

The Curriculum Oversight Committee shall be chaired by the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, ex-officio, non-voting.  The Vice Chair of the committee shall be the Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum, ex-officio, non-voting.  The Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum (Athens) will also sit ex-officio, non-voting.  

Other members sitting ex-officio, voting, include; Phase 1, 2 and Phase 3 Curriculum Committee chairs, Phase 1 and 2 and year 3 and 4 curriculum coordinators, Associate Deans for Curriculum (Augusta), Evaluation, Faculty Development, and Regional Campus Coordination. 

The Phase 1, 2 and Phase 3 Committees will nominate three members each and will serve two year, staggered, renewable terms.

Additional faculty members shall be recommended by the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs to the Committee on Committees and appointed in the customary manner.

There will be three (2 Augusta, 1 Athens) student representatives from each class, who will be the elected curriculum representatives.

Function

The purpose of the Curriculum Oversight Committee (COC) is to ensure that the educational program of the Medical College of Georgia on each of its campuses achieves the school's overall educational objectives, meets accreditation expectations of the LCME, reflects national trends in medical education, and fosters congruence across campuses.  The COC shall have the responsibility and authority relative to the undergraduate medical education program at MCG for the overall design, management, integration, and enhancement of the curriculum and shall advise the Dean in such matters. 

Curriculum Oversight Committee Membership
Paul Wallach, MD, Vice Dean, Academic Affairs, ex-officio (non-voting), Chair
Renee Page, MD, Associate Dean, Curriculum, Vice Chair, ex-officio (non-voting)
Matthew Boegehold, PhD, Interim Campus Associate Dean AU-UGA Medical Partnership, ex-officio (non-voting)
Anna Edmondson, PhD, Chair, Phase 1, 2 Curriculum Committee, ex-officio (2018)
Nan Hockley, MD, Chair, Phase 3 Curriculum Committee, ex-officio (2019)
Carol Nichols, PhD, Phase 1 Curriculum Director, ex-officio
Barbara Russell, EdD, Phase 2 Curriculum Director, ex-officio
Jones Miller, MD, PhD, Year 3 Curriculum Director, ex-officio
Chris Fly, MD, Year 4 Curriculum Director, ex-officio
Leslie Petch-Lee, PhD, Phase 1 and 2 Curriculum Director, AU-UGA Medical Partnership
Andria Thomas, PhD, Associate Dean, Evaluation, ex-officio
Ralph Gillies, PhD, Associate Dean, Faculty Development, ex-officio
Kathryn Martin, PhD, Associate Dean, Regional Campuses, ex-officio
Mike Brands, PhD, Representative Phase 1, 2 Committee (2018)
Scott Barman, Representative Phase 1, 2 Committee (2018)
Helena Spartz, MD/PhD, Representative Phase 1, 2 Committee (2019)
Erin Latif, Representative Phase 3 Committee (2018)
Lisa Leggio, Representative Phase 3 Committee (2018)
Robert Nesbit, MD, Representative Phase 3 Committee (2019)
Michael Casdorph, EdD, Associate VP, IT, Academic & Research Technology (2018)
Kathy Davies, MLS, Associate Professor, Library (2018)
Michael Groves, MD, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology (2018)
Ashley Saucier, MD, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine (2017)
Vaughn McCall, MD, Chair, Psychiatry and Health Behavior (2019)
Barbara Henley, MD, Assistant Professor, OB/GYN (2019)
Bill Pearson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cellular Biology and Anatomy (2019)
Wayne Rentz, MD, SE Campus Representative (2018)
Leonard Reeves, MD, NW Campus Representative (2018)
Doug Patten, MD, SW Campus Representative (2019)
Student Representation
Blake Vander-Wood, VP, Curriculum, Class of 2018
Mohammed Waqar, VP, Curriculum, Class of 2018
Andrew Caudill, VP, Curriculum, Class of 2018, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Ben Wilson, VP, Curriculum, Class of 2019
Adam Jenks, VP, Curriculum, Class of 2019
Jessica Principe, VP, Curriculum, Class of 2019, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Thomas Ng, VP, Curriculum, Class of 2020
Bradford Adobaw, VP, Curriculum, Class of 2020
Silik Modi, VP, Curriculum, Class of 2020, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
To Be Elected, VP, Curriculum, Class of 2021
To Be Elected, VP, Curriculum, Class of 2021
To Be Elected, VP, Curriculum, Class of 2021, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Renuka Mehta, MBBS, President, MCG Faculty Senate, ex-officio

Phase 1, 2 Curriculum Committee Members
Anna Edmondson, PhD, Chair, Phase 1 Module & Component Director (Development) (2018)
Huda Tawfik, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor (2018)
Molly Bond, MD, AU/UGA Medicl Partnership (2019)
Francis Yang, PhD, ECM Leadership/Assistant Professor (2019)
Shilpa Brown, MD, ECM Leadership/Assistant Professor (2019)
Rebecca Etheridge, MHED, Instructor, Curriculum (2019)
Louise Thai, MD, ECM Leadership/Professor (2019)
Anthony Payne, PhD, Assistant Component Director (2019)
Ashok Sharma, PhD, Assistant Professor (2019)
Gale Kouame, MLIS, Chair Research & Education Services, Library (2018)
Ex-officio Members
Paul Wallach, MD, Vice Dean, Academic Affairs (non-voting)
Matthew Boegehold, PhD, Interim Campus Associate Dean AU/UGA Medical Partnership (non-voting)
Renee Page, MD, Associate Dean, Curriculum, (non-voting)
Puttur Prasad, PhD, Phase 1 Module (CMBM) & Component Director (Biochemistry)
Michael Brands, PhD, Phase 1 Module (Cardiopulmonary) & Component Director (Physiology)
Paul McNeil, PhD, Phase 1 Module (Genitourinary) & Component Director (Histology)
Bill Pearson, PhD, Phase 1 Module Director (Head & Neck & Special Senses)
Donna Londino, PhD, Phase 1 Module (Medical Neuroscience) & Component Director (Neuroscience)
David Kozlowski, PhD, Phase 1 Component Director (Medical Neuroscience, Comprehensive, & Neuroscience)
Alexa Hryniuk, PhD, Phase 1 Module Co-Director (Gastrointestional & Nutrition)
Vacant, Phase 1 Component Director, Neuroscience
Eve Gallman, PhD, Campus Phase 1 Coordinator
Thom Gaddy, PhD, Campus Assistant Phase 1 Coordinator
John Fisher, MD, Phase 2 Module & Component Director (Microbiology)
Scott Barman, PhD, Phase 2 Component Director (Pharmacology)
Helena Spartz, MD, PhD, Phase 2 Component Director (Pathology)
Amy Baldwin, PhD, Campus Phase 2 Director
Lynetta Jobe, CMV, PhD, Campus Phase 2 Assistant Director
Nan Hockley, MD, Chair, Phase 3 Curriculum Committee
Carol Nichols, PhD, Phase 1 Curriculum Director
Barbara Russell, EdD, Phase 2 Curriculum Director
Leslie Petch-Lee, PhD, Campus Phase 1, 2 Curriculum Director, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Andria Thomas, PhD, Associate Dean, Evaluation
Student Representation
Thomas Ng, Class of 2020, VP Curriculum
Bradford Adobaw, VP Curriculum, Class of 2020
Silki Modi, VP, Curriculum, Class of 2020, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
To be elected, VP, Curriculum, Class of 2021
To be elected, VP, Curriculum, Class of 2021
To be elected, VP, Curriculum, Class of 202021, AU/UGA Medical Partnership

Phase 3 Curriculum Committee Members
Nan Hockley, MD, Chair, Phase 3 Curriculum Committee (2019)
Toby Tally, MD, AU/UGA Medical Partnership (2018)
Dixon Freeman, MD, NW Campus (2018)
Frances Purcell, PhD, SE Campus (2018)
Doug Patton, MD, SW Campus (2019)
Wayne Rentz, MD, SE Campus (2019)
Leonard Reeves, MD, NW Campus (2019)
Austin Shiver, MD, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics (2018)
Erin Mundy, MPA, Assistant Professor Medicine (2019)
Christopher Watson, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (2019)
Gail Kouame, MLIS, Chair Research & Education Service, Library (2018)
Ex-officio Members
Paul Wallach, MD, Vice Dean, Academic Affairs (non-voting)
Renee Page, MD, Associate Dean, Curriculum (non-voting)
Matthew Boegehold, PhD, Interim Campus Associate Dean Curriculum, AU/UGA Medical Partnership (non-voting)
David Kriegel, MD, Clerkship Director (Family Medicine)
Thad Carson, MD, Clerkship Director (Internal Medicine)
Lisa Leggio, MD, Clerkship Director (Pediatrics)
Ned Pruitt, MD, Clerkship Director (Neurology)
Robert Nesbit, MD, Clerkship Director (Surgery)
Erin Latif, MD, Clerkship Director (OBGYN)
Chelsea Carson, MD, Clerkship Director (Psychiatry)
Eric Zevallos, MD, Clerkship Director (Emergency Medicine)
Shilpa Brown, MD, Clerkship Director (Ambulatory Medicine)
Ricardo Diaz Milian, MD, Selective Director (Critical Care Anesthesiology)
Christian Lemmon, PhD, Palliative Care Intersession Director
Andria Thomas, PhD, Associate Dean, Evaluation
Kathryn Martin, PhD, Associate Dean, Regional Campuses
Anna Edmondson, PhD, Chair, Phase 1, 2 Curriculum Committee
Jones Miller, MD, PhD, Year 3 Curriculum Director
Christopher Fly, MD, Year 4 Curriculum Director
Student Representation
Blake Vander Wood, Class of 2018, VP Curriculum
Mohammed Waqar, Class of 2018, VP Curriculum
Andrew Caudill, Class of 2018, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Ben Wilson, Class of 2019, VP, Curriculum
Adam Jenks, Class of 2019, VP, Curriculum
Jessica Principe, Class of 2019, VP, Curriculum, AU/UGA Medical Partnership