Curriculum Management System
The School of Medicine has a management system designed to assure a coherent and coordinated curriculum (described in "The Creighton Medical Curriculum"(document)). The Educational Policy Committee (EPC) establishes all significant curricular policies. The Medical Education Management Team meets twice monthly to prioritize EPC agenda items, monitor overall compliance with educational goals and objectives, and provide guidance to the Administration regarding policies and procedures. The Associate Dean for Medical Education is the chief education officer for the medical education program. The Assistant Dean for Medical Education has responsibility for the educational program in the M3 and M4 years (Components III and IV). Each of the four Component Directors oversees the day-to-day management of the educational program and directs Component Committees (composed of Course/Clerkship Directors from a given year of the curriculum). Component Committees regularly review course/clerkship content and grading practices, develop component-wide evaluation and grading policies, and monitor content omissions and redundancies. Course and clerkship faculty are made aware of school-wide policies on curriculum through the Course/Clerkship Director, who sits on the Component Committee. Each course or clerkship has a committee (composed of course faculty) that is responsible for policy consistency and curriculum planning. The Course/Clerkship Committee designs and implements the course/clerkship, evaluates students, and prepares the course/clerkship annual report. The education mission is supported administratively by the Office of Medical Education, particularly for Components 1 and 2, and from the academic departments in Components 3 and 4.