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Curriculum Council


The Curriculum Council oversees the management of the SOM curriculum.  It provides a forum for faculty discussion and receives reports from the Student Curriculum Council and subject matter committees. 


To provide advice on the curriculum to the Dean of the School of Medicine, with a focus on horizontal and vertical integration, oversight of the curricular content, review of the curriculum in light of internal and national benchmarks, and the effectiveness of course/clerkship design and instruction.


This committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Dean. Its primary assignment is to stay informed about curriculum issues relating to undergraduate medical education.

Procedures for Nomination

Any interested faculty can self-identify to the Council Chair, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, or the Dean of the School of Medicine, of his/her interest in serving on this committee. As vacancies occur, new members will be voted on by the faculty.

Membership and Term

Members are appointed for two to four-year terms. The Council consists of basic science and clinical faculty from all affiliated medical campuses as well as a medical student representative.


Susan DiGiovanni, M.D.
Interim Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs
Phone: 804-827-1743
Email: mailto:susan.digiovanni@vcuhealth.org