New MD Curriculum Oversight Group (COG) – inviting members

The Medical Program Board recently approved formation of a Curriculum Oversight Group (COG) for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program. The COG will have primary responsibility for planning, reviewing, evaluating, and renewing MD curriculum to ensure it supports course philosophy, complies with regulatory standards, and meets the changing demands of the health environment.

DRAFT COG Terms of Reference

Expressions of interest are now sought from clinical, academic, and professional staff and affiliates from all teaching/learning sites (e.g., MDRS, NT and SA) to join this important
group. Interested parties will share a passion for curriculum; appreciation for the importance of curriculum governance; a commitment to enhancing MD curricular objectives, content,
integration, coherence, assessment, and evaluation; and subscribe to a medical ‘generalist’ approach to teaching MD students.

COG tenure is for one year initially, with opportunity to renew. Meetings will be held monthly and online only. Anticipated individual time commitment for members is approximately five
hours per month, with the bulk of curriculum review and editing work occurring outside of meetings via a shared online platform.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the COG, please email an up-to-date CV summary and 1-2 paragraph statement identifying (a) preferred ‘role’ and (b) why you are well suited to fulfilling it to by COB Friday 10th February 2023. Applicants will be notified the outcome of their EoI by Friday 3rd March.

The anticipated date for an inaugural meeting of the COG will be during the week of 27th March 2023.

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