College of Medicine Committees
The standing committees for the College of Medicine and the various subcommittees are listed below. An asterisk (*) indicates the committees on which there are voting student members, nominated by the Medical Student Executive Council and appointed by the Dean.
- Committee on Admissions*
- College Appointment, Promotion & Tenure Committee (CAPT)
- Nominations Committee
- Progress and Promotions Committee for Medical Classes
- Committee on Graduate Medical Education*
- Subcommittee on Advisors
- Subcommittee on Scholarships and Financial Assistance*
- Subcommittee on Recognition and Awards *
- Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education (CUME)
- BSS: Biomedical Sciences Subcommittee
- CSS: Clinical Sciences Subcommittee
- SEA: Subcommittee for Evaluation and Assessment
Each college dean nominates faculty from the College for appointment to campus-wide committees. Such may include: Animal Care & Use Committee, Biosafety Recombinant DNA Committee, Distant Education Committee, General Services Committee, Health and Safety Council, History/Archives Committee, Infection Control Committee, Intercultural Relations Committee, Library Advisory Committee, Parking Authority, Radiation Safety Committee, Radioactive Drug Research Committee, and Residency Appeals Committee.
Committee on Admissions
The Committee on Admissions reviews and recommends on the applications of the individuals applying to the College of Medicine. Meetings are held Friday afternoons from October through March. In addition, each individual must interview a certain number of students who apply. Time commitment - over 72 hours of committee meeting time and approximately 50 hours of interview time. Appointment is for 3 years. Committee needs 3-5 new members each year to be appointed in July or August.
College Appointment, Promotion & Tenure Committee
The College Appointment, Promotion & Tenure Committee (CAPT) is responsible for (1) reviewing and recommending policies, procedures, and programs in the area of appointments, promotions, and tenure of the faculty to the Dean of the Memphis Campus College of Medicine; (2) implementing and evaluating procedures on appointments, promotions, and tenure of faculty; (3) reviewing and recommending to the Dean action on all individual nominations by department chairs for appointment at the level of associate professor or above, promotion, and award of tenure; and (4) Meetings on the third Thursday of each month and additional ones as scheduled in months of December and January. Outside of meeting time, committee members are asked to review CVs and letters of recommendations for the appointment of at least 150 faculty annually and for the promotion and award of tenure for approximately 100 faculty level annually. Time commitment at least 30 hours per year. Appointment is for 3 years. Committee needs 3-5 new members each year.
The Nomination Committee is appointed by the Dean which reports through the Dean's Faculty Advisory Committee to the Dean with names of faculty to Chair and serve on College or Campus-wide Committees. This Committee is responsible for keeping updated lists of names of faculty interested in serving on Committees. Commitment will be about 10-15 hours per year and appointment is for a 3-year period. Committee needs 2-3 new members each year.
Regular meetings are as follows:
- The CUME meets on the last Monday of each month. The CUME meetings are teleconferenced to both Knoxville and Chattanooga.
- The BSS meets bi-monthly on the third Monday.
- The CSS meets bi-monthly on the second Monday. The monthly CSS meetings are teleconferenced to both Knoxville and Chattanooga.
CUME: The Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education
The Committee is responsible for (1) reviewing and recommending policies and programs regarding undergraduate medical education to the Dean of the College of Medicine, and (2) implementing and evaluating the undergraduate curriculum of the College of Medicine. Subcommittees of the Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education coordinate and implement the educational program in specific areas.
BSS: Biomedical Sciences Subcommittee
The BSS is responsible for (1) reviewing and recommending policies and programs in the biomedical sciences portion of the curriculum to the Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education, and (2) implementing and evaluating the biomedical sciences curriculum.
CSS: Clinical Sciences Subcommittee
The CSS is responsible for (1) reviewing and recommending policies and programs regarding the third- and fourth-year core clerkships to the Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education, (2) managing the implementation and evaluation of the clerkship curriculum, (3) reviewing for approval new elective clerkship proposals from faculty members, and (4) implementing and evaluating the clinical elective curriculum.
SEA: Subcommittee for Evaluation and Assessment
The committee, composed of faculty and students, is charged with thoroughly assessing all of the evaluation data the College of Medicine receives and making recommendations to the CUME on proposed curriculum changes in response to that data.
The Committee on Continuing Medical Education
The Committee on Continuing Medical Education is responsible for reviewing and recommending policies pertaining to Continuing Medical Education for the College. Time commitment - Meetings are held every other month and last for 2 hours. Appointment is for 3 years. Committee needs 2-4 new members each year.
Progress and Promotions Committee
Progress and Promotions Committee for a Medical Class: Each medical class which matriculates has a group of six to seven faculty appointed as its Progress and Promotions Committee. This committee will meet with respective course directors in each semester of the freshman and sophomore years and with respective clerkship directors during the third and fourth year. Committee is responsible for recommending to the Dean appropriate action to be taken for students who fail a course/clerkship, fail to achieve the required GPA or who fail the Step 1 or 2 USMLE examinations. Commitment: sporadic but approximately 20 hours per year.