2021-2022 Monthly Meetings

Frequency: The Second Wednesday of Every Month from 4:30 – 6:30pm

The Regents of the University have vested the Faculty of the School of Medicine with the responsibility to authorize and supervise all courses and curricula offered in pursuit of the degree of Doctor of Medicine. The Medical Education Committee (MEC) is a standing subcommittee of the Faculty Executive Committee of the School of Medicine that is charged to carry out these activities.

The MEC periodically reviews the mission statement and modifies graduation competencies for undergraduate medical education; reviews and recommends revisions of the Medical School curricula; evaluates existing courses, clerkships and other educational programs that support the curriculum; and develops and recommends educational policies related to curricular implementation for consideration by the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC).

The MEC is composed of 24 voting members and 3 non-voting members. The faculty representatives are chosen for their active interest and experience in undergraduate medical education, and collectively represent the broad range of the basic and clinical sciences. They are expected to be advocates for the curriculum at large rather than representatives of the interests of specific departments, divisions or courses. Student representatives are elected by their peers.

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 4:30-6:30 PM, and are open to all interested parties in the School of Medicine community. Closed sessions may be held if required by the nature of the committee's business.

One month each year, the regular meeting is replaced by an MEC Retreat, to which a broader group of faculty is invited to discuss current issues of interest in Medical Education.

By-Laws

The By-Laws are available on BOX for all DGSOM faculty, staff and students. 

 

Access MEC Sub-Committee  By-Laws

Meeting Minutes 

All MEC meeting minutes from 1998 to present are password protected and available on BOX for all DGSOM faculty, staff and students. If you are unable to access the minutes using the link above, please contact Morgan Fultz

MEC Meeting Minutes

2021-2022 Sub-Committee Members 

The Medical Education Committee shall formulate and periodically review the mission statement for undergraduate medical education; shall review and recommend revisions of the Medical School curricula, including scheduling of courses; and shall evaluate existing courses and clerkships.


Officers 

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John J. Colicelli, PhD
MEC, Co-Chair
Department of Biological Chemistry
Colicelli@mednet.ucla.edu
310-825-1251

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Jane Weinreb, M.D
MEC, Co-Chair
Department of Medicine - WLAVA
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Voting Members 

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Tomer Begaz, M.D.
MEC, Voting Member
Department of Emergency Medicine, Olive View-UCLA 
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Shanika Boyce, M.D.
MEC, Voting Member
Department of Pediatrics - CDU
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Dinesh Rao, M.D., Ph.D.
MEC, Voting Member
Department of Pathology
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Ronald Edelstein, Ed.D.
MEC, Voting Member
Deans Office, Academic Affairs - CDU
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Misty Richards, M.D., MS
MEC, Voting Member
Department of Psychiatry
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Carolyn Houser, Ph.D.
MEC, Voting Member
Department: Neurobiology / Professor
Houser@mednet.ucla.edu
310-206-1567

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Magdalena Ptaszny, M.D.
MEC, Voting Member
Department of Medicine
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Denise Sur, M.D.
MEC, Voting Member
Department of Family Medicine - UCLA-SM
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Isaac Yang, M.D.
MEC, Voting Member
Department of Surgery
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Yvette Bordelon, M.D., Ph.D.
MEC, Voting Member
Department of Neurology
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Kathy Brown, M.D.
MEC, Voting Member
Department of Radiological Sciences
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Stephen Cannon, M.D., Ph.D.
MEC, Voting Member
Department of Physiology
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Jason Napolitano, MD
MEC, Voting Member
Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs
Department of Medicine
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Edward Ha, M.D.
MEC, Voting Member
Department of Medicine
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Lisa Nicholas, M.D.
MEC, Voting Member
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Monica Sifuentes, M.D.
MEC, Voting Member
Department of Pediatrics - Harbor-UCLA
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Robert Goodman, M.D.
MEC, Voting Member
Department of Medicine - Cedars-Sinai
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DGSOM at UCLA Medical Education Student Representatives 2021-2022 

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Cody Aros
MSTP MEC Representative
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Program
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Natalie Viscomi
MS4 MEC Reps
Class of 2022 
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Lauren Rosas
MS3 MEC Reps
Class of 2023
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Guneet Kaur
MS2 MEC Reps
Class of 2024
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Abhinav Suri
MS1 MEC Reps
Class of 2025
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Inanna Carter
MS4 MEC Reps
Class of 2022 
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Olivia Ho Wu
MS4 MEC Reps
Class of 2022 
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Preeti Kakani
MS3 MEC Reps
Class of 2023
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Humza Zubair
MS2 MEC Reps
Class of 2024
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Matthew Rios
MS1 MEC Reps
Class of 2025
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Ex-Officio Members

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Michael Lazarus, MD
Member/Ex-Officio
Department: Medicine
MLazarus@mednet.ucla.edu
310-267-9643 

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TBD
Member/Ex-Officio
Department: Biomedical Library/UCLA


 

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Lee Todd Miller, MD
Member/Ex-Officio
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
LTmiller@mednet.ucla.edu
310-206-1278

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Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH, MACP
Member/Ex-Officio
Vice Dean for Education
Interim Associate Dean for Admissions
CBraddock@mednet.ucla.edu
310-206-8029


Administrative Staff

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Narchelle Velasquez.
Assistant to the Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs