Curriculum Management

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Educational Policy Committee (EPC)

The Educational Policy Committee (EPC) advises the Deputy Dean for Education on policy issues of school-wide importance, including those related to the medical student curriculum. The deliberations and recommendations of the EPC are guided by the school’s educational mission, school-wide objectives and principles embodied in the Yale System.

The EPC membership is composed of both faculty and students and includes members representing various aspects of the medical education. It is chaired by the Deputy Dean for Education and has 13 appointed members, including an alumni representative. Five elected students, one representative from each year, also sit on the panel.

Appointed members:

  • Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Associate Dean for Admissions
  • Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
  • Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs
  • Associate Dean for Curriculum
  • Director of Student Research
  • Director of the MD/PhD Program
  • Director of the Clinical Skills Program
  • Alumni Representative
  • Director of Courses
  • Director of Modules
  • Director of Clerkships
  • Director of Electives

Curriculum Committee (CC)

The curriculum for medical students at the School of Medicine is guided by the Curriculum Committee, which provides centralized oversight of the curriculum and is responsible for ensuring that the curriculum achieves the school’s educational objectives and is in compliance with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) standards.

The Curriculum Committee is chaired by the Associate Dean for Curriculum. It has ten appointed members, three elected faculty members and five elected students, one representative from each year.

The Curriculum Committee meets regularly throughout the year to consider new ideas, develop proposals, set priorities, and implement changes based on recommendations made by its four review committees, students, faculty, and departments.

Appointed Members:

  • Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Assistant Dean for Educational Scholarship
  • Associate Dean for Curriculum
  • Director of Courses
  • Director of Modules
  • Director of Clerkships
  • Director of Electives
  • Director of the Clinical Skills Program
  • Manager, Office of Education
  • Curriculum Support Librarian
  • President Medical Student Council

Elected faculty members:

  • Representative from the course directors
  • Representative from the module directors
  • Representative from the clerkship directors

Description of Curriculum Review Committees 

The four Curriculum Review Committees are: 

  • Course Review Committee
  • Module Review Committee
  • Clerkship Review Committee
  • Elective Review Committee

These committees collaborate with department-based course, module, clerkship and electives directors to review and improve courses, modules, clerkships and electives.

Thesis Committee:


The Thesis Committee recommends policy to the Curriculum Committee on all aspects of the M.D. thesis requirements. It meets regularly to set rules and regulations for the thesis and to establish deadlines. The committee also serves as a reviewing body to determine guidelines for the awarding of prizes.