Curriculum Oversight

The faculty committee with primary responsibility for the curriculum is the Executive Oversight Committee (EOC). As a standing Dean’s Committee, the source of the authority of the EOC is the Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS).

The EOC is responsible for oversight of all changes to the program curriculum. The EOC accomplishes its work in coordination with a group of subcommittees, each of which derives its authority from the EOC. They include the Curriculum and Policy Subcommittee (CaPS), the Course Directors Subcommittee (CDS), the Clinical Curriculum Subcommittee (CCS), the Research Subcommittee (RS), the Elective Subcommittee (ES), Student Affairs Subcommittee (SAS) and the Assessment and Evaluation Subcommittee (AES).

About Us

The Executive Oversight Committee has the authority to: set medical education program objectives; establish educational requirements; establish and approve curricular and assessment content; ensure content integration, coordination and coherence; evaluate educational outcomes; and review/approve all policies related to curricular and student affairs.


The Executive Oversight Committee is charged with oversight of the curriculum and has the following responsibilities:

  1. To conduct a continuing review of curriculum design, course organization, teaching performance, programmatic and student outcomes in order to formulate specific recommendations for improvement.  
  2. To review and endorse a curriculum consistent with the medical education program objectives of the School of Medicine.
  3. To monitor the quality and outcomes of each course and clerkship, each phase of the curriculum and of the curriculum as a whole.
  4. To ensure that curriculum content is coordinated and integrated within and across academic years/phases.
  5. To provide oversight of all education policies including, but not limited to, curricular and student affairs.
  6. To identify when resources are required to support the curriculum.
  7. To work in the best interests of the students and the educational program without regard for parochial or political influences or departmental pressures.

The following subcommittees serve under the umbrella of the Executive Oversight Committee and are charged as follows:

  1. Curriculum and Policy Subcommittee (CaPS) – Coordinate the administration of curriculum development, instruction, assessment, and evaluation across all phases of the curriculum; focus on program outcomes and graduation requirements; allocate and monitor curriculum time; suggest and monitor teaching and assessment methods, manage the policy approval process for LCME mandated curricular and student affairs policies.
  2. Course Directors Subcommittee (CDS) – Administer the curricular content and instructional delivery and manage the educational policies in years 1 and 2.
  3. Clinical Curriculum Subcommittee (CCS)- Administer the curricular content and instructional delivery, and manage educational policies in years 3 and 4.
  4. Research Subcommittee (RS) – Oversee the SCHOLaR curriculum, research milestones, and career opportunities in research.
  5. Electives Subcommittee (ES) – Oversee the curricular content, instructional delivery and policies  of Electives in Years 3 and 4 and Nexus learning opportunities in Years 1 and 2
  6. Student Affairs Subcommittee (SAS) – Oversee the career planning curriculum, milestones, and career opportunities. 
  7. Assessment and Evaluation Subcommittee (AES) – Define and manage the evaluation process and procedures for the overall education program and its individual components. Define and manage student assessment methods and policies for the overall education program and for its individual components.

Monthly Meetings

The Executive Curriculum Committee meets on the first Friday of each month.