Sub-Committees

Committees of Medical School leadership, faculty and staff have begun the self-study process. The LCME
Self-Study Task Force will oversee all activities of the reaccreditation process. The following subcommittees will take on extensive duties related to the self-study process:

LCME Self-Study Task Force  

The LCME Self-Study Task Force determines the objectives of the self-study process, sets the timetable for the completion of all related activities, and finalizes the summary self-study report. The task force includes broad representation of the constituencies of the Medical School and its medical education program.

Chair: Geoffrey Talmon, M.D.
Vimla Band, Ph.D.
Amy Cutright, M.D.
Matthew DeVries, M.D.
Melissa Diers, M.Ed.
Alan Erickson, M.D.
Abbey Fingeret, M.D.
Howard Fox, M.D., Ph.D.
Steven Hinrichs, M.D.
Richard MacDonald, Ph.D.
Craig Piquette, M.D.
Kim Schenarts, Ph.D.
Carl Smith, M.D.
Regan Taylor, M.D.
Steven Wengel, M.D.

Organization and Leadership  

This subcommittee will focus on data gathering and analysis around LCME Standards 1 and 2, which includes key issues such as strategic planning, faculty bylaws and institutional governance.

Co-Chair: Steven Hinrichs, M.D.
Co-Chair: Carl Smith, M.D.
Ann Anderson Berry, M.D.
Sheila Ellis, M.D.
Aaron Lanik, M.D.
Jennifer Parker, M.D.
Diego Torres-Russotto, M.D.
Grant Turner, M.D.

Learning Environment and Wellness  

This subcommittee will focus on data gathering and analysis around LCME Standard 3 and Element 12.3, which includes key issues such as diversity, learning environment/mistreatment, professionalism and wellness.

Co-Chair: Kim Schenarts, M.D.
Co-Chair: Steven Wengel, M.D.
Rishi Batra, M.D.
Shirley Delair, M.D.
Sarah Gloden Carlson, J.D.
Kimberly Jarzynka, M.D.
Frantzlee Lacrete, Medical Student
Kari Nelson, Ph.D.
Alexander Schmitz, Medical Student
Kari Simonsen, M.D.
Sheritta Strong, M.D.

Faculty  

This subcommittee will focus on data gathering and analysis around LCME Standard 4, which includes key issues such as faculty missions, promotion, feedback and professional development.

Co-Chair: Vimla Band, Ph.D.
Co-Chair: Howard Fox, M.D., Ph.D.
Jennifer Grigsby, Medical Student
Travis McCumber, Ph.D.
David McMillan, Ph.D.
Justin Mott, M.D., Ph.D.
Brianna Shaw, Medical Student
Matt Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Educational Resources and Infrastructure  
This subcommittee will focus on data gathering and analysis around LCME Standard 5, which includes key issues such as facilities, capital resources, clinical instructional sites and amenities, information technology and library resources.

Co-Chair: Matthew DeVries, M.D.
Co-Chair: Melissa Diers, M.Ed.
Ron Bechdolt
Joseph Dougherty, M.D.
Teresa Hartman, MLS
Galen Kathol, B.A.
Brian Spencer, M. Arch
Alex Tu, Medical Student
Curricular Objectives and Content  

This subcommittee will focus on data gathering and analysis around LCME Standards 6 and 7, which includes key issues such as program objectives, self-directed learning, service learning and curricular content.

Co-Chair: Amy Cutright, M.D.
Co-Chair: Regan Taylor, M.D.
Nathan Anderson, M.D.
Amy Cannella, M.D.
Keely Cassidy, Ph.D.
Susan Evans, M.D.
Amanda Jepson, D.O.
Andrew Oleksijew, Medical Student
Samantha Simet, Ph.D.
Taylor Uhlir, Medical Student
Jill Zabih, M.D.

Curricular Management and Assessment  

This subcommittee will focus on data gathering and analysis around LCME Standards 8 and 9, which includes key issues such as curricular management and program evaluation, student workload, and overall assessment of students.

Co-Chair: Abbey Fingeret, M.D.
Co-Chair: Craig Piquette, M.D.
Chandra Are, M.B.B.S.
Adam Case, Ph.D.
Faye Haggar, Ed.D.
Taylor Kratochvil, Medical Student
Mindy Lacey, M.D.
Trek Langenhan, M.D.
Melissa Manzer, M.D.
Jean Simonson, M.D.
Rachel Vetter, Medical Student
Lei Yu, M.D.
Ana Yuil-Valdes, M.D.
Admissions/Records, Student Support, Advising, Coaching  
This subcommittee will focus on data gathering and analysis around LCME Standards 10, 11 and 12, which includes key issues such as admissions, technical standards, advising, records, financial aid and student health services.

Co-Chair: Alan Erickson, M.D.
Co-Chair: Richard MacDonald, Ph.D.
Wendy Grant, M.D.
Jeffrey Harrison, M.D.
Terrence Kumar, Medical Student
Lindsay Meyer, B.S.
Lisa Paquette, B.G.S.
Joseph Rohr, M.D., Ph.D.
Lauren Timm, Medical Student