2023-2024 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 6 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.


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 Narchelle Velasquez

MEC Meeting Minutes

2023-2024 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.


Headshot of Jane Weinreb, M.D

Jane Weinreb, MD

MEC Co-Chair; Chief, Division of Endocrinology VA Greater Los Angeles Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Medicine


Voting Members 

Dr. Kathleen Brown

Kathleen Brown, MD

Interim Vice Dean for Education for the David Geffen School of Medicine, Assistant Dean, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Headshot of Stephen Caldwell Cannon

Stephen C. Cannon, MD, PhD

Chair of Physiology, Interim Chair of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, Interim Director, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging
Dr. S. Brandon Ito portrait in front of blue backdrop

Brandon S. Ito, MD, MPH

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry; Clerkship Chair of Psychiatry; Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion


DGSOM at UCLA Medical Education Student Representatives 2023-2024


Ex-Officio Members


Administrative Staff