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Academic Standards Committee - Entity Description

The Academic Standards Committee (ASC) is charged to develop and implement a systemic evaluation process for the components and outcomes of the medical education program. The ASC will review each IUSM course/learning unit, competency curricula, and student performance data at specified intervals to enhance the ability of the School to monitor and evaluate the educational program and make informed decisions to enhance the curriculum. After careful outcomes analysis, using national norms for learner performance as a frame of reference when possible and data from the assessment of learners and from faculty, the ASC will acknowledge exemplars, note deficiencies and make recommendations for the improvement of the objectives, content, pedagogy, design, learner assessments, and evaluation strategies being used by the components of the curriculum through regular reports made to the Curriculum Council Steering Committee. ASC also hears grade appeals after they have been reviewed by department chairs to make a recommendation to the Executive Associate Dean for Educational Affairs.

Admissions Ambassadors Coordinators: Entity Description

Admissions Ambassadors is a student-led organization that works to make students participating in medical school admissions interviews at Indiana University School of Medicine more comfortable during their day on campus. The goal of Admissions Ambassadors volunteers is to make the interview process for prospective medical students as fun, informative, and rewarding as possible.

Student volunteers make the day of the applicant easier by:

  1. Having lunch with the candidate during a student panel question & answer session.
  2. Giving campus tours.
  3. Spending time in the hospitality room where candidate students relax between scheduled interview day activities.

The purpose of interacting with medical student volunteers is to provide prospective medical students with an opportunity to seek the answers to questions about life as a medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine, devoid of pressure from interviewers, faculty, or staff.

Admissions Committee - Entity Description

Description of the Admissions Committee:

The proceedings of the Admissions Committee at Indiana University School of Medicine are private. Only members of the committee may participate in committee meetings, review applicant files, or make recommendations regarding candidates for admission. Further information about the admissions process may be accessed at this link.

CC - Steering Committee - Entity Description

The CCSC has oversight of the Curriculum Council Basic Science Component and Curriculum Council Clinical Science Component. We approve policies passed by both of these committees and address issues that are pertinent to the entire school and not just in the first two or the last two years (ex. statewide grade distribution policy, religious holiday observance policy, etc.). Our role is to provide the student perspective and insight into these curricular issues.

Competency Teams Liasons - Entity Description

- Create activities for MS1 orientation to introduce incoming students to the core competencies and their role in medical education.
- Set guidelines for fulfilling Levels 1, 2, and 3 Competencies.
- Work with Competency Directors on the committee and Clerkship Directors to develop projects that meet the criteria for Level 3 Competency.
- Develop a standardized method for students to remediate competency deficiencies.
- Meetings take place once a month, usually on Mondays from 2-3 pm in Daly.

Curriculum Council - Clinical Component Entity Description

  • Oversee the undergraduate medical education program, including the basic and clinical sciences, the combined degree programs, and the graduate programs leading to the Masters and Ph.D. degrees in the medical sciences.
  • Oversee the third and fourth year clinical education programs.

Curriculum Council Basic Science Component - Entity Description

The purpose of the Curriculum Council is to...
...Oversee the undergraduate medical education program, including the basic and clinical sciences, the combined degree programs, and the graduate programs leading to the Masters and Ph.D. degrees in the medical sciences.

The purpose of the Curriculum Council Basic Science Component is to...
...Oversee the first and second year basic science and clinical medicine education programs.

FIRM Committee

The FIRM Committee was formed by members of Leadership in Medicine 2013 for the planning and execution of the first annual Finding Inspiration and Resilience in Medicine symposium on April 25, 2014. A strong partnership with MSC was quickly formed, and it was determined that a committee of new members would be appointed annually to ensure the continuation of this movement in the years ahead. Four to six rising MS4s will be selected as the 2015 FIRM Symposium Committee.

The following document contains a partial list of the responsibilities of FIRM committee members.  It is not required that members have experience in particular fields essential to the conference. In spirit of this conference it should be made up of volunteers interested in engaging faculty, residents, and students of IUSM and neighboring institutions to present a conference focused on identifying factors causing physician burnout and implementing individual, creative solutions for each of us to continue finding joy and meaning in our profession.  

Coordination: oversight into the development of the conference  As each individual has differing schedules and availabilities, it should be arranged that one person takes more tasks/assignments during a lighter month and will remit some responsibilities when he/she becomes more busy.  

Programming: develop the content of the conference.  Members should seek out individual members of the IU and Indianapolis medical community (or beyond) who are interested in leading small group discussions or breakout sessions on various topics and secure their involvement.  One individual should be responsible for identifying and securing a keynote speaker for the event and coordinating travel/lodging arrangements with Logistics Committee members.

Logistics: arranging the location of the FIRM conference, determining available dates for said conference, and arranging times for breakout sessions, keynote speech, lunch, etc.  Also need to secure catering/food for the event as well as travel/lodging for the keynote speaker and other traveling guests as needed.  Will need to work closely with OFAPD, MSA, and other departments within IUSM.  

Finance: raise funds necessary for the functioning of the conference.  An absolutely essential role, students should be able to develop a conference budget and estimated expense report early in the planning of the FIRM conference. Members will work closely with Student Affairs to monitor an account for the conference and make payments on the committee’s behalf.  

Advertising: creating logos, souvenir items, etc. for the conference. Additionally, members will develop/maintain a website that serves as a forum for discussion before or after the conference to create an “inspired” community of attendees.  Members of this group will work closely with Logistics, Programming, and Finance as well as Student Affairs and other organizations.

First Year Council Entity Description

The purpose of the Class Council and its Officers

The Class Officers serve as the direct liaison between the Medical Student Council and the roughly 300 students in their class. All student concerns are brought to the Class Officers which are then brought before the Medical Student Council. The MSC deliberates the actions to be taken to address the concern of the student(s) in the class.

Members of the administration may request meetings with the class officers regarding issues that effect one class more than others. When matters extend across classes, the MSC officers become the representative body that meets with the administration.

Responsibilities of the Class Officers

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Social Chairperson(s)

Fourth Year Student Council Entity Description

The purpose of the Class Council and its Officers

The Class Officers serve as the direct liaison between the Medical Student Council and the roughly 300 students in their class. All student concerns are brought to the Class Officers which are then brought before the Medical Student Council. The MSC deliberates the actions to be taken to address the concern of the student(s) in the class.

Members of the administration may request meetings with the class officers regarding issues that effect one class more than others. When matters extend across classes, the MSC officers become the representative body that meets with the administration.

Responsibilities of the Class Officers

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Social Chairperson(s)

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