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Governance of MD program

Governance of the MD program is accomplished through several committees. 




Questions, suggestions or concerns can be directed to the respective chairpersons/leads (see Leadership Contactsof the above committees/teams, or for your convenience, communication can be addressed to the Undergraduate Medical Education Office at ugme.secretary@med.mun.ca and your communique will be forwarded to the appropriate group.   

Undergraduate Medical Studies (UGMS) Committee
The UGMS Committee is a standing committee of the Faculty Council and as such reports to Faculty Council annually. UGMS is responsible for setting policy for the MD program which includes overall design, management and evaluation of the undergraduate medical education program. The UGMS Committee has three sub-committees that function as policy advisory committees: the Program Evaluation Subcommittee (PESC), the Student Assessment Subcommitte (SAS) and the Information Technology and Advisory Committee (ITAC). It also oversees the theme committees and the management committees. 

UGMS Committee operations are outlined in the UGMS Terms of Reference. M
ember expectations (e.g. attendance requirement) are listed hereMeeting minutes are posted on the Faculty of Medicine website

Policy Advisory Subcommittees reporting to UGMS

Member expectations for the Policy Advisory Subcommittees are listed here

The Program Evaluation Subcommittee (PESC) is responsible for developing the overall framework of program evaluation for the curriculum leading to the MD degree and advising the UGMS Committee on program evaluation policy. This subcommittee meets monthly from September to June. Faculty members with a special interest in medical education or program evaluation who want to become involved with PESC should contact the PESC Chair or the Program Evaluation SpecialistCommittee operations are outlined in the PESC Terms of Reference 

The Student Assessment Subcommittee (SAS) reviews and develops an overall strategy for student assessment for the curriculum leading to the MD degree. The subcommittee evaluates all aspects of the assessment of student achievement in the curriculum and advises the UGMS Committee on student assessment policy and its implementation. This subcommittee meets monthly from September to June. Faculty members with a special interest in medical education or assessment who want to become involved with SAS should contact the SAS Chair or the Student Assessment Specialist. Committee operations are outlined in the SAS Terms of Reference. Minutes are posted on the Faculty of Medicine website

The Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) exists to advise and assist the UGMS Committee on informatics issues related to the curriculum of the MD program. This committee normally meets no less than every three months from September to June. Committee membership and operations are outlined in the ITAC Terms of Reference. Minutes are posted on the Faculty of Medicine website.

Theme Committees
The Career Advisory Group (CAG) acts in a consultative capacity to the Director of the medical career counseling program (MedCAREERS) and to the coordinator for undergraduate medical education electives (Electives Coordinator) in the development and delivery of the MedCAREERS program, including electives guidance. The CAG advises the UGMS committee on curricular content related to career advising. The director of MedCAREERS and the Electives Coordinator co-chair the CAG. CAG membership includes six faculty members from a broad range of primary specialties as well as residents, medical students and support staff. This advisory group usually meets semi-annually. Faculty members who want to become involved with the Career Advisory Group should contact the Director of MedCAREERS or the Electives Coordinator. The 
CAG Terms of Reference outline CAG membership and operations. Meeting minutes are posted on the MedCAREERS website

The Financial Counselling Advisory Team (FCAT) 
acts in an advising capacity to the Financial Counsellor and the Student Affairs Coordinator in the development and delivery of the professional financial counselling program for students. FCAT reports to UGMS on required elements of the financial counselling program and the results of program evaluation. The Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and the Student Affiars Coordinator co-chair this team. FCAT membership includes three faculty members (two of whom must be physicians), student representatives and the Financial Counsellor. This team usually meets semi-annually. Faculty members who want to become involved with the Financial Counselling Advisory Team should contact the Student Affairs Coordinator. The 
FCAT Terms of Reference outline FCAT membership and operations. Meeting minutes are posted on the Student Affairs website   


Management committees

Member expectations for the Management Committees are listed here.

The phase management teams are responsible for the delivery of the curriculum within a given phase. Team operations are outlined in the Phase Management Team Terms of Reference

Each Phase Management Team has a Phase Lead who oversees team activities, convenes team meetings and addresses any arising student issues. The Team Lead responsibilities are listed hereTeams meet at least once per month during the running of the Phase. Working groups for various topic areas have been established to address current and on-going issues surrounding curriculum implementation. 
 

Medical Education Leadership contact information can be found in the Leadership Contacts section.
 
Last Updated 2017-07-07 11:28:14 AM
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