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Educational Policy Committee (EPC)

The EPC is a primary governing body of the T.H. Chan School of Medicine and has the authority to determine policy for medical school education. The EPC has the responsibility for planning, implementing, supervising, evaluating, and continuously revising a coherent and comprehensive program of general medical education for the training of physicians. To access curriculum committee meeting minutes, policies, course reviews and other EPC materials visit the Educational Policy Committee sharepoint site.

Chair: Erin McMaster MD
Vice-Chair: Lela Giannaris PhD
Education Program Specialist: Victoria Cohen MPP
Student representatives: Ben Potee MS4, Zahin Ahmed MS3, Tyler Long MS2, Yasmeen Saeed MS1 (alternate)

The standing EPC Subcommittees are charged by the EPC to address issues including but not limited to: Curriculum; Academic Calendar and Daily Schedules; Student Feedback and Needs Assessment; Guidelines, Processes and Relevant Policies; Student Performance Assessment; Institutional Policies and Announcements; and Strategic Planning.

EPC Meets | 1st Monday 12:30-1:30p

Educational Policy Rules Committee (EPC Rules)

Chair: Erin McMaster MD
Vice Chair: Lela Giannaris PhD
Education Program Specialist: Victoria Cohen MPP

EPC Rules Meets | 3rd Monday 12:30-1:30p


VISTA Curriculum Committees (EPC Subcommittees)

Longitudinal Themes Curriculum Committee (LTCC) is charged with oversight and management of longitudinal curricular elements across all years of the medical school curriculum.

Chair: Kerri Gosselin, MD
Faculty Co-Vice-Chair: Kimberly Fisher MD
Student Co-Vice-Chair: Christian Keenan MS4, Nathan Yee MS4 
Education Program Specialist: Therence Ntihinduka
Student representatives: Mia Lia MS2 (aMD), Caroline Norton MS3, Emilee Harringshaw MS4 (MD/MBA), Martina Ugarte MS1, Mitin Nachu MS4, Keelin Fallon MS3, Hannah Carroll MS2

LTCC Meets | 1st Monday 3:00-4:00p

Discovery Phase Curriculum Committee (DCC) is charged with oversight and management of the curricular elements of the Discovery phase.

Chair: Mary O’Brien MD 
Faculty Co-Vice-Chair: Jill Zitzewitz PhD
Student Co-Vice-Chair: Lela Water (MD/2026)
Education Program Specialist: Paula Halligan MEd
Student representatives: Sirena Khanna MS2, Ivy Dang MS2, Ariane Michelson MS1, Victoria Pajak MS1, Brielle Barclay-Rochefort MS1

DCC Meets | 4th Monday 4:00-5:00p

Assessment Curriculum Committee (ACC) is charged with development and oversight of the assessment strategies, ensuring consistency within phases, and capturing competency-based progression throughout all years of the medical school curriculum.

Chair: Lindsay Turner PhD
Faculty Co-Vice-Chair: Alexandra Wink PhD
Resident/Fellow Co-Vice-Chair: Colleen Gabel MD
Education Program Specialist: Victoria Cohen MPP

ACC Meets | 4th Wednesday 12-1:00p

Clinical Curriculum Committee (CC) Charge The clinical phase CC is charged by the EPC with oversight and management of the clinical years rotations, reviewing, and responding to student feedback and needs assessments, developing, approving, and instituting guidelines, processes and relevant policies that pertain to this phase in alignment with institutional policies and procedures.   Additionally, the clinical CC will keep all rotation leaders informed of announcements and policy changes that affect their rotations and student progression. The calendaring and scheduling of the academic calendar in the clinical years will be directed by this group.  Strategic planning will be developed with oversight and engagement from OUME, OEA and aligned with institutional strategic plans.  Rotations that are underperforming will be identified and supported by leadership as per EPC policy. A written and verbal report will be given to the EPC annually representing this committee’s work. 

Chair (faculty): TBD
Co-Vice Chair (faculty): TBD
Co-Vice Chair (student): TBD
Education Program Specialist (OUME): TBD
Student Reps (4, recruited annually)

Core Clinical Rotations Subcommittee This group of core rotation leaders will include required “core” clinical rotations including clerkships, acting internships, and emergency clinical problem solver.  With the assessment committee, this group will oversee and standardize the student performance strategy between and across core rotations consistently applying the guidance of the Assessment committee. This committee will ensure that learner assessment strategies in core rotations are complimentary and progressive over time.  This group will ensure that LCME focus areas are consistently addressed between sites, rotations and experiences.  Rotation reviews will occur annually, and this subcommittee will ensure that is done in accordance with EPC guidance. Leadership includes a 3rd and 4th year rotation leaders.

Chair (faculty): TBD
Co-Vice Chair (faculty): TBD
Co-Vice Chair (student): TBD
Education Program Specialist (OUME): TBD
Student Reps (4, recruited annually)


DEC 8  2023 | cjb