Office of Curriculum and Educational Development

Welcome from the Director of OCED

Welcome to the web pages of OCED. Whether you are a student, a faculty or staff member or a visitor, we hope you will find information that is useful to your needs. By navigating from the menu at the left you can learn about our mission and organization and meet our staff. General information describes the highlights of our curriculum, along with a curricular map, best practices for handling copyrighted educational materials, a list of course leaders and education committee members, and information about our new curriculum. Learn more about WCMC’s curriculum.

For students, there is information about course evaluations, academic counseling and tutoring, the procedures and policies of the office, honor code and plagiarism guidelines, and the Fourth Year Teaching Elective (Teaching Assistantship).

For faculty, there is information about teaching opportunities in our curriculum, faculty development at WCMC and other institutions, and a wide variety of resources pertaining to medical education research.

OCED’s main mission is to serve our students and faculty in all aspects of curricular design, implementation, and evaluation. We welcome suggestions on how we can improve our functioning and how these web pages may be enhanced.

Our curriculum must be continually renewed with new topics, new forms of pedagogy and new means of assessment to ensure that it remains dynamic, enriching, and relevant to the educational needs of our students preparing to practice medicine in the 21st century. In the past, many students and faculty have collaborated on innovative educational projects with the help of OCED; thus, you will see images of students, faculty and staff members on many of the OCED web pages. In many ways these photos capture the essence of OCED’s mission more than words. OCED is about the many talented people who work collaboratively in an educational partnership with our many creative students, faculty, administrators and staff to provide the highest quality medical education for our students./p>

Peter M. Marzuk, M.D.
Gertrude Feil Associate Dean of Curricular Affairs
Director, OCED

Back to Top