Committees

The School of Medicine has various committees:
  • Accreditation Review and Continuous Quality Improvement Committee (ARCQI)

    The Accreditation Review and Continuous Quality Improvement Committee (ARCQI) is responsible for regularly monitoring the accreditation standards of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) during the interval between accreditation visits for the purpose of continuous quality improvement of its medical education program.

    Chair
    Ray Howard

    Admin Support

    Meeting Information

    ARCQI Committee - Meeting Information
    Frequency Location Time Dates
    Monthly: 2nd & 4th Friday EMEBL 3.104 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM 10/11/19,
    10/25/19,
    11/08/19,
    11/22/19,
    12/06/19
  • Admissions Committee

    To evaluate individual applicants and decide on offering interviews, and to decide the final ranking for acceptance following the interviews. The committee will make admission decisions in accordance with the educational goals articulated in the medical school mission statement. The committee will maintain independence and make decisions without external influence. The final authority for admissions decisions is the Admissions Committee. Decisions by the Admissions Committee cannot be overruled or rejected.

    Chair
    Michael Mahaney, PhD

    Admin Support
    N/A

    Meeting Information

    Admissions Committee - Meeting Information
    Frequency Location Time Dates
    Varies EMEBL 1.203 5:15 PM 10/17/19, 11/14/19, 12/12/19
  • Assessment, Evaluation & Faculty Accountability Workgroup

    Chair
    Kathy Carter, MLIS (Chair)
    Adrian Sandoval, PharmD (Co-Chair)

    Admin Support

    Meeting Information

    Assessment, Evaluation & Faculty Accountability Workgroup - Meeting Information
    Frequency Location Time Dates
    Biweekly EMEBL 3.120 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 07/03/19, 07/17/19, 07/31/19, 08/14/19, 08/29/19, 09/18/19 (final meeting)
  • Central Curricular Authority Committee (CCAC)

    The Central Curricular Authority Committee (CCAC) is the body that oversees the undergraduate medical education program as a whole. The CCAC provides central oversight and is responsible for the overall design, management, and evaluation of a coherent and coordinated curriculum.

    Chair
    Naomi D'Acolatse, MD

    Admin Support
    Isabelle Hughes

    Meeting Information

    Central Curricular Authority Committee (CCAC) - Meeting Information
    Frequency Location Time Dates
    Monthly EMEBL 3.104 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 10/02/19, 10/23/19, 11/06/19, 12/11/19
  • Clerkship Curriculum Subcommittee (CCS)

    Chair
    Jessica Martin, MD

    Admin Support
    Isabelle Hughes

    Meeting Information

    Clerkship Curriculum Subcommittee (CCS) - Meeting Information
    Frequency Location Time Dates
    BiWeekly: Thursday EMEBL 3.104 or 3.158 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 10/10/19, 10/24/19, 11/17/19, 11/21/19, 12/19/19
  • Clinical Integration Workgroup

    Chair
    Jessica Martin, MD

    Admin Support

    Meeting Information

    Clinical Integration Workgroup - Meeting Information
    Frequency Location Time Dates
    TBD TBD
  • Committee on Committees

    Charge: The Committee on Committees (COC) will annually identify qualified, interested members of the UTRGV SOM faculty, staff, and student/resident body to propose for membership on standing committees of the SOM and for nomination as Faculty Assembly officers. It may also be called upon to propose members for ad hoc committees, task forces, or other groups at the request of the Dean. In addition, the COC is responsible for periodically reviewing existing committees so that appropriate recommendations can be made to the Dean with regard to changes, additions, or deletions affecting the role, scope, and structure of those committees.

  • Curriculum Evaluation Subcommittee (CES)

    Chair
    Pratip Mitra, PharmSci, PhD

    Admin Support
    N/A

    Meeting Information

    Curriculum Evaluation Subcommittee (CES) - Meeting Information
    Frequency Location Time Dates
    Monthly: 2nd Friday TBD TBD 10/11/19, 11/08/19, 12/13/19
  • Curriculum Structure & Content Workgroup

    Chair
    Nikita Chavarria, PhD

    Admin Support

    Meeting Information

    Curriculum Structure & Content Workgroup - Meeting Information
    Frequency Location Time Dates
    TBD TBD
  • Dean's Advisory Committee

    Chair
    John Krouse

    Admin Support
    Selene Castro

    Meeting Information

    Dean's Advisory Committee - Meeting Information
    Frequency Location Time Dates
    Quarterly: 2nd Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Diversity Committee

    The Diversity Committee shall have the responsibility to advise and assist the Associate Dean for Diversity in developing, updating and supporting policies and programs that advance diversity and inclusion related to the School of Medicine faculty, staff, students and other trainees, and in particular, with regard to recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion. The Diversity Committee will be responsible for interacting with and having representation on all other standing committees. This Committee reports through the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs to the Dean and the School of Medicine Assembly.

    Chair
    Adela Valdez

    Admin Support
    Elysa Hausmann

    Meeting Information

    Diversity Committee - Meeting Information
    Frequency Location Time Dates
    Monthly: 3rd Wednesday EMEBL 3.120 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 10/16/19, 11/20/19, 12/11/19
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee

    The Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), in collaboration with the Designated Institutional Official (DIO), is responsible for all ACGME-accredited programs of the SOM. The GMEC has responsibility for establishing and implementing policies, monitoring and advising on all aspects of residency education in sponsored GME programs, and adjudicating matters of deliberation. This responsibility includes ensuring the quality of education and the work and learning environment for all residents in all programs and ensuring compliance with ACGME policies.

  • Inter-professional Education Subcommittee (IPE)

    Chair
    Helene Krouse, PhD

    Admin Support
    Anna Olivarez

    Meeting Information

    Inter-professional Education Subcommittee (IPE) - Meeting Information
    Frequency Location Time Dates
    Monthly: 3rd Wednesday EMEBL 3.158 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 10/16/19, 11/20/19, 12/18,19
  • Medical Student Evaluation and Promotion Committee (MSEPC)

    The Medical Student Evaluation and Promotion Committee (MSEPC) is charged with the review of the academic progress and professional development of each student during all components of the four-year medical education program. The Committee has primary responsibility for recommending for graduation only those candidates who have satisfactorily completed all graduation requirements and demonstrated the professional conduct appropriate for a physician. The Committee, acting under the authority delegated to it by the Faculty Assembly of the School of Medicine, shall be responsible for:

    • The oversight of medical student academic and professional performance during all 4 years of the curriculum;
    • The recommendation of medical students to the Faculty Assembly for certification for graduation;
    • The promotion or termination of students in the academic program;
    • The consideration of requests for leave of absence and curriculum deceleration.

    Chair
    Joanne Curran

    Admin Support

    Meeting Information

    Medical Student Evaluation & Promotion Committee (MSEPC) - Meeting Information
    Frequency Location Time Dates
    As Needed TBD
  • Optimal Learning Environment Committee (OLEC)

    The Optimal Learning Environment Committee (OLEC) will help to foster a positive and professional learning environment by sponsoring initiatives, outreach and educational programming aimed at enhancing communication and professionalism in all learning environments. The OLEC is charged with:

    • promoting a learning environment that best supports student and resident education;
    • raising awareness about what constitutes mistreatment and unprofessional behavior through educational sessions for medical students, residents, and faculty;
    • reviewing the results of student and resident evaluations of courses, clerkships, and rotations related to the learning environment;
    • surveying students, residents, and other groups to ascertain further information regarding positive and negative influences in this arena;
    • monitoring influences (positive and negative) throughout the learning environment; and
    • formulating policies, creating action plans and reviewing ongoing data on the learning environment

    Chair
    Tony Ogburn

    Admin Support
    Veronica De Hoyos

    Meeting Information

    Optimal Learning Environment (OLEC) - Meeting Information
    Frequency Location Time Dates
    Monthly: 3rd Thursday EMEBL 3.104 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 10/03/19, 11/21/19, 12/19/19
  • Pre-Clerkship Curriculum Subcommittee (PCCS)

    Chair
    Nikita Chavarria, PhD

    Admin Support
    Isabelle Hughes

    Meeting Information

    Pre-Clerkship Curriculum Subcommittee (PCCS) - Meeting Information
    Frequency Location Time Dates
    Monthly: 2nd Thursday EMEBL 3.104 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 10/3/19, 10/17/19, 10/31/19, 11/14/19, 12/12/19
  • Promotion, Tenure and Appointment Committee (PTAC)

    The Promotion, Tenure and Appointment Committee (PTAC) is responsible for the oversight of all appointments of faculty members hired by the School of Medicine, for establishing, maintaining and implementing the criteria for promotion within the tracks and ranks of faculty, and for recommending promotion and the conferral of tenure to deserving faculty members. The committee will assess recommendations from the departmental Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committees and Department Chairs. Decisions of the PTAC go to the Dean, who has final approval authority for promotion and tenure. Recommendations for policy changes related to Appointment, Promotions, and Tenure go to the Dean’s Advisory Committee. The Dean’s ex officio representatives to the PTAC are the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and the Associate Dean for Diversity.

    Chair
    Andrew Dentino, MD (Chair),
    Lyuba Levine, MD

    Admin Support
    Liz Reyes

    Meeting Information

    Promotion, Tenure and Appointment Committee (PTAC) - Meeting Information
    Frequency Location Time Dates
    TBD TBD TBD TBD
  • Scholarly Activities and Experiences (formerly Special Projects) Subcommittee (SPS)

    Chair
    Jay Morrow, DVM,
    Andreas Holzenburg, PhD

    Admin Support
    Elma Vega

    Meeting Information

    Scholarly Activities and Experiences (formerly Special Projects) Subcommittee (SPS) - Meeting Information
    Frequency Location Time Dates
    Weekly: Tuesday HCEBL 3.124.19 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/08/19, 10/15/19, 10/22/19, 10/29/19, 11/5/19, 11/12/19, 11/19/19, 11/26/19, 12/03/19, 12/10/19, 12/17/19