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
Doug Miller, MD, MBA, Vice Dean, Academic Affairs, ex-officio (non-voting), chair
Renee Page, MD, Associate Dean, Curriculum, Vice Chair, ex-officio (non-voting)
Andy Morris, MD, Campus Associate Dean AU/UGA Medical Partnership, ex-officio (non-voting)
Andria Thomas, PhD, Senior Associate Dean, Evaluation, Accreditation, GQI, ex-officio
Ralph Gillies, PhD, Associate Dean, Faculty Development, ex-officio
Kathryn Martin, PhD, Associate Dean, Regional Campuses, ex-officio
Anna Edmondson, PhD, Chair, Phase 1, 2 Curriculum Committee, ex-officio (2020)
Lisa Leggio, MD, Chair, Phase 3 Curriculum Committee, ex-officio (2020), Clerkship Director, Pediatrics
Carol Nichols, PhD, Phase 1 Curriculum Director, ex-officio
Barbara Russell, EdD, Phase 2 Curriculum Director, ex-officio
Vacant, Year 3 Curriculum Director, ex-officio
Chris Fly, MD, Year 4 Curriculum Director, ex-officio
Amy Baldwin, PhD, Campus Phase 1 and 2 Curriculum Director, AU/UGA Medical Partnership, ex-officio
Thom Gaddy, PhD, Phase 1, 2 Committee Representative (2021)
Shipla Brown, MD, Phase 1, 2 Committee Representative (2021)
Scott Barman, Phase 1, 2 Committee Representative (2020)
Erin Latif, MD, Representative Phase 3 Committee (2020)
Thad Carson, MD, Representative Phase 3 Committee (2020)
Robert Nesbit, MD, Representative Phase 3 Committee (2021)
Michael Casdorph, EdD, Associate VP, IT, Academic & Research Technology (2020)
Kathy Davies, MLS, Associate Professor, Library (2020)
Michael Groves, MD, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology (2020)
Paul C. Mann, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics (2020)
Joseph Hobbs, MD, Chair, Family Medicine (2021)
Wayne Rentz, MD, SE Campus Representative (2020)
Leonard Reeves, MD, NW Campus Representative (2020)
Doug Patten, MD, SW Campus Representative (2021)
Student Representation
Thomas Ng, VP, Curriculum, class of 2020
Erica Rucker, VP, Curriculum, class of 2020
Silik Modi, VP, Curriculum, class of 2020, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Asma Daoudi, VP, Curriculum, class of 2021
Jack Owen, VP, Curriculum, class of 2021
Wendi Bao, VP, Curriculum, class of 2021, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Umar Ghilzai, VP, Curriculum, class of 2022
Luvika Gupta, VP, Curriculum, class of 2022
Brannon Hicks, VP, Curriculum, class of 2022, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Amanda Delgado, VP Curriculum, class of 2023
Dylan Scott, VP Curriculum, class of 2023
Alex Reese, VP Curriculum, class of 2023, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Laura Pride, VP Curriculum, class of 2023, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Vincent Robinson, MD, President, MCG Faculty Senate, ex-officio voting

Phase 1, 2 Curriculum Committee Members
Anna Edmondson, PhD, Chair, Phase 1 Module & Component Director (Development) (2020)
Gail Kouame, MLIS, Assistant Professor, Chair Research & Education Services Library (2020)
Nicole Winston, MS, PharmD, Assistant Professor (2020)
Shilpa Brown, MD, ECM Leadership/Assistant Professor (2021)
Louise Thai, MD, ECM Leadership/Professor (2021)
Becky Etheridge, MHED, Phase 1 ECM Director, Medicine (2021)
Don Scott, MD, AU/UGA Medical Partnership (2021)
A.J. Kleinheksel, PhD, Medicine (2021)
Ex-officio Members
Doug Miller, MD, MBA, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (non-voting)
Renee Page, MD, Associate Dean, Curriculum, (non-voting)
Andy Morris, MD, Campus Associate Dean, Curriculum (non-voting)
Lisa Leggio, MD, Chair, Phase 3 Curriculum Committee
Andria Thomas, PhD, Senior Associate Dean, Evaluation, Accreditation, CQI
Amy Baldwin, PhD, Campus Phase 1, 2 Curriculum Director
Mike Russell, PhD, Campus Phase 1 Coordinator (fall)
Thom Gaddy, PhD, Campus Phase 1 Coordinator (spring)
Casey Bassett, PhD, Campus Phase 2 Coordinator (fall)
Eve Gallman, PhD, Campus Phase 2 Coordinator (spring)
Carol Nichols, PhD, Phase 1 Curriculum Director
Michael Brands, PhD, Phase 1 Module & Component Director
John Fisher, MD, Phase 1 Component Director and Phase 2 Module Co-Director and Component Director
David Kozlowski, PhD, Phase 1 Module Director & Component Director
Patricia Schoenlein, Phase 1 Component Director
Puttur Prasad, PhD, Phase 1 Module (CMBM) and Component (Biochemistry) Director 
Barbara Russell, EdD, Phase 2 Curriculum Director
Scott Barman, PhD, Phase 2 Component Director (Pharmacology)
Amanda Barrett, MD, Phase 2 Component Director
Student Representation
Umar Ghilzai, VP, Curriculum, class of 2022
Luvika Gupta, VP, Curriculum, class of 2022
Brannon Hicks, VP, Curriculum, class of 2022, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Amanda Delgado, VP Curriculum, class of 2023
Dylan Scott, VP Curriculum, class of 2023
Alex Reese, VP Curriculum, class of 2023, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Laura Pride, VP Curriculum, class of 2023, AU/UGA Medical Partnership

Phase 3 Curriculum Committee Members
Lisa Leggio, MD, Chair, Phase 3 Curriculum Committee (2020), Clerkship Director, Pediatrics
Stephanie Hendren, MLIS, Assistant Professor, Library (2020)
Richard W. Sams, II, MD, MA, Associate Professor (2020)
Toby Tally, MD, AU/UGA Medical Partnership (2020)
Doug Patton, MD, SW Campus (2021)
Wayne Rentz, MD, SE Campus (2021)
Leonard Reeves, MD, NW Campus (2021)
Bradley Morganstern, MD, Surgery (2021)
Vicki McKinney, PhD, AU/UGA Medical Partnership (2021)
Lee Merchen, MD, Assistant Dean Clinical Curriculum, Medicine (2021)
Koosh Desai, MD, SE Clinical Campus (2021)
Ex-officio Members
Doug Miller, MD, MBA, Vice Dean, Academic Affairs, ex-officio (non-voting), chair
Renee Page, MD, Associate Dean, Curriculum (non-voting)
Andy Morris, PhD, Campus Associate Dean Curriculum, AU/UGA Medical Partnership (non-voting)
Anna Edmondson, PhD, Chair, Phase 1, 2 Curriculum Committee (2020)
Robert Satonik, MD, Campus Assistant Dean Clinical Curriculum, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
David Kriegel, MD, Clerkship Director (Family Medicine)
Thad Carson, MD, Clerkship Director (Medicine)
Ned Pruitt, MD, Clerkship Director (Neurology)
Robert Nesbit, MD, Clerkship Director (Surgery)
Erin Latif, MD, Clerkship Director (OB/GYN)
Chelsea Carson, MD, Clerkship Director (Psychiatry)
Eric Zevallos, MD, Clerkship Director (Emergency Medicine)
Shilpa Brown, MD, Clerkship Director (Ambulatory Medicine)
TBD, Selective Director Representative 
Christian Lemmon, PhD, Palliative Care Intersession Director
Andria Thomas, PhD, Senior Associate Dean, Evaluation, Accreditation, CQI
Kathryn Martin, PhD, Associate Dean, Regional Campuses
Vacant, Year 3 Curriculum Director
Christopher Fly, MD, Year 4 Curriculum Director
Student Representation
Thomas Ng, class of 2020, VP Curriculum
Erika Rucker, class of 2020, VP Curriculum
Silki Modi, class of 2020, VP Curriculum, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Asma Dapido. class of 2021, VP Curriculum
Jack Owen, class of 2021, VP Curriculum
Wendi Bao, class of 2021, VP Curriculum, AU/UGA Medical Partnership