MD Curriculum Committee

MD Curriculum at NYU School of Medicine MD Curriculum Committee
Purple hero (default)
MD Curriculum at NYU School of Medicine MD Curriculum Committee

NYU School of Medicine’s curriculum committee provides oversight of the MD curriculum to ensure that it meets our objectives of providing a patient-centered, disease-focused medical education. Further, the committee’s annual curriculum reviews ensure that our medical students have a strong foundation in basic science, disease mechanisms, and clinical skills. 

The committee reviews proposed changes to the core curriculum, performs annual assessments, and advises the dean. The curriculum committee also tracks student workload and performance.

To keep the committee unbiased, membership is rotated and made up of faculty, administration, and students. Curriculum committee members are appointed by Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO Robert I. Grossman, MD, and include preclerkship and clerkship curriculum subcommittee members, graduate medical education staff, students, medical library staff, and faculty at large who are not directly involved in student instruction. 

Curriculum Oversight Structure

Curriculum Subcommittees

Three curriculum subcommittees facilitate communication among students, program directors, and school leadership:

  • preclerkship module and content director subcommittee
  • clerkship director subcommittee
  • outcomes and assessment subcommittee

The Office of Medical Education collects, manages, and shares evaluative data with curriculum committee members, program directors, and department chairs. You can access curriculum committee and subcommittee meeting minutes on Brightspace, our online student portal (a Kerberos ID and password are required).