MD Curriculum

Curriculum Governance

The Curriculum Council Steering Committee (CCSC) sets curricular policy for Indiana University School of Medicine. The Curriculum Council Steering Committee Bylaws as well as the CCSC Organizational Chart (PDF) are available.

The Curriculum Council Steering Committee oversees the design of the School’s curriculum for medical students. The CCSC identifies strategic curricular directions, ensures that the IU School of Medicine curriculum reflects the broader school education mission and is attentive to national trends in medicine and medical education. The CCSC actively manages the curriculum at all nine campuses to ensure implementation of priority curricular initiatives, a robust statewide curriculum with appropriate attention to curricular gaps and unwanted redundancy, equivalency of the curriculum, and attention to LCME Standards. The CCSC reviews data at specified intervals to monitor and evaluate the curriculum as a whole and make informed decisions to enhance, coordinate and ensure coherence of the educational program.

The Foundational Component Committee oversees the creation, implementation and review of basic science education at IU School of Medicine. The committee focuses on identifying areas of need, reviewing curricular initiatives and evaluating outcomes. The Foundational Component Committee recommends policy on matters relating to the basic science curriculum as a whole and reports to the Curriculum Council Steering Committee.

The Clinical Component Committee oversees the creation, implementation and review of clinical science education at IU School of Medicine. The committee focuses on identifying areas of need, reviewing curricular initiatives and evaluating outcomes. The Clinical Component Committee recommends policy on matters relating to the clinical science curriculum and reports to the Curriculum Council Steering Committee.

The Elective subcommittee oversees the review and approval of all medical student electives. This subcommittee also reviews special electives, including all international electives, for individual students. Review and revision of the elective catalog is also an ongoing task for this group.

The Academic Standards Committee is charged with implementing a systematic evaluation for the curricular components (courses and clerkships) to ensure adherence to the institutional learning objectives and curricular policy; comparability of instruction, assessment and outcomes; and equivalency in grading.