Curriculum Management  

Create a Course

Different types of courses require different processes to be approved as new offerings and added to the course catalog. In every case, signatures of the department chair or program director, and the instructor (course director) must be provided on a form submitted to the Curriculum Administrator. In some cases, new courses must also be approved by a committee or administrative entity in charge of developing the MD curriculum.

Please note: The deadline for proposing new courses in the School of Medicine is the Monday prior to Axess opening for each quarter. See the SoM Academic Calendar for relevant dates. See Elements of a Course Record for information on course descriptions, unit values, grading options and other course details.

Standard Grad/Undergrad Course

Requests for most courses offered by the School of Medicine are submitted using the Graduate/Undergraduate New Course Submission Form. Faculty work through the Department Course Administrator in their respective department to complete the form and obtain the required approval signatures. Completed proposals should be submitted to the Curriculum Administrator for review and course set-up.

Grad/Undergrad Course Submission Form (Word Doc)

Instructions for Completing Grad/Undergrad Course Submission Form (PDF)

Required Course in the MD Program Curriculum

Requests for courses that are to become part of the required MD curriculum must pass the further step of review by the Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy (CCAP) in the School of Medicine Faculty Senate. Staff or faculty interested in suggesting such a course should first contact the Office of Medical Education (OME).

MED Required Course Form (Word Doc)

Instructions for Completing MED Required Course Form (PDF)

Elective Course in the MD Program Curriculum

Elective courses for MD students do not require review by CCAP, but must be authorized by the Associate Dean for Medical Education in OME.

MED Elective Course Form (Word Doc)

Instructions for Completing MED Elective Course Form (PDF)

Cross-listed Courses

Courses may be cross-listed when the owner or host of the course, along with the host’s department chair or curriculum committee and subject to any school-wide policies, authorizes this process and receives agreement to cross-list the course from the recipient department(s) or interdepartmental program(s). Cross-listing is considered particularly appropriate when the cross-listed course counts towards the degree requirements for a student majoring in the receiving department(s) or IDP(s) and when it is considered appropriate that the student official transcript reflect the subject of the receiving department.

Cross-listed course form (word doc)

Instructions for Completing Cross-listed Course Form (PDF)


Student-Initiated Courses

Courses initiated by students for offering at the School of Medicine may be for graduate or undergraduate students. Forms for these offerings require signatures from a sponsoring faculty member and the department chair or program director.

Student-Initiated Undergraduate Course Submission Form (Word Doc)

Student-Initiated Graduate Course Submission Form (Word Doc)



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