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Patient-centered, clinical presentation-based curriculum that introduces students to clinical training early in the first year
The Department of Curricular Affairs in the College of Osteopathic Medicine has developed a patient-centered, clinical presentation-based curriculum that introduces students to clinical training early in the first year.Our department is responsible for the support and coordination of the academic program in the College of Osteopathic Medicine. The department staff oversees academic requirements, performance requirements and the integrity of the four-year curriculum.The mission of the educational program is to provide high-quality, competency-based curriculum in order to prepare students to enter competitive fields of medical specialties. The curriculum is an innovative systems-based program that introduces basic science principles in year one complemented with parallel training in the principles of clinical medicine, medical informatics and information literacy, and osteopathic skills. Systems are revisited in year two with a focus on clinical presentations with continued clinical training preparation. Also highlighted are unique opportunities in disaster medicine training.
Linda R. Adkison, PhD,Professor of Genetics, Associate Deanfor Curricular Affairs
Andrea Hanson - Sr. Assessment CoordinatorDavid Lockwood - Assessment Coordinator and Curriculum Coordinator (Year III/IV)Marcos Harders - Curriculum Coordinator (Year I)Rnee' O'Bannon - Curriculum Coordinator (Year II)Angel Fox - Curriculum Coordinator (OCS Year I/II)Dalal Englin - Administrative Assistant III
Frank Fitzpatrick, PhDProfessor of Pharmacology, Curriculum Director, Year II
The Curriculum Committee is the guiding force to ensure excellence in educational programs for student learning at KCU. The specific responsibilities of the Curriculum Committee are to:
The Curriculum Committee consists of members of the College of Osteopath Medicine and administrators. The membership reflects department chairs, the Director of Admissions, Director of IT (interim), Executive Director for Assessment and Accreditation, Reference Librarian, and academic leadership.
2012-2013 Committee Membership
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