The Office of Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) provides assistance to course and clerkship directors, faculty, and students in the School of Medicine curriculum and is charged with implementation of the curriculum and curriculum requirements as approved by the curriculum committee.  

MD Program Components

Curriculum Objectives

Curriculum Schematics

Academic Calendars and Curricular Schedules

Medical Student Research and Scholarly Activity

Curriculum Committee

The Medical Education Committee (MEC) is designed to assure faculty representation from various academic disciplines and student representation from different levels in the medical education process across all campuses to review the curriculum and its various components.  The MEC is primarily responsible for overseeing courses and clerkships, for monitoring program implementation, and for assisting in program evaluation. Faculty and student feedback and participation in the curriculum is encouraged. Course and clerkship directors as well as others engaged in teaching medical students have a vital role in the curriculum. Course and clerkship director groups serve as advisory and implementation groups to the MEC and implement the curriculum in conjunction with support from the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education (UME).

Clinical Skills Scholars

The SOM Clinical Skills Scholars (CSS) Program is a group of clinical faculty selected for their excellence in teaching and clinical skills who will teach and develop an integrated clinical skills program. The Clinical Skills Scholars are charged with teaching in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine courses as well as assisting with development and assessment of a four-year longitudinal clinical skills curriculum.

Service Learning

A teaching technique grounded in experiential learning theory, service learning is a way to enrich and reinforce curricular content by allowing students to participate in meaningful service in the community that is directly linked to academic learning objectives. We offer numerous courses and modules to create exciting and effective opportunities for students to experience the real life application of what is learned in the classroom, always accompanied by training and reflection. There is a strong emphasis on understanding social determinants of health and health disparities.

LCME Accreditation

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the national accrediting body for medical schools. The School of Medicine earned full accreditation following the March 2014 LCME site visit. The School of Medicine continues to engage in continuous quality improvement (CQI) for educational endeavors and ongoing accreditation compliance. The next LCME site visit will be held in academic calendar year 2021-2022.