The Academic Deanship oversees the curriculum of the BSN, MPH, PA and MD programs. These institutional education programs objectives constitute the overarching principles of the curriculum.

The School has an academic structure that allows for curricular design, revisions, management and implementation of curricular changes, in order to keep up with ongoing trends in medical education. The Office of the President/Dean, working in close collaboration with the Academic Dean, Chairs of Departments, and faculty, has the responsibility of assuring that the curriculum is structured in a coherent and longitudinal sequence and stays attuned to the principles and values inherent in the School’s mission and in compliance with requirements of accreditation agencies.

The curriculum of each program is designed to prepare students with the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide effective, compassionate health care within a rapidly evolving health care environment. SJBSM requires students to achieve proficiency multiple competency domains. These competency domains were identifying to define the desired outcomes across the continuum of education, training, and practice of health professionals. Thus, SJBSM requires students to achieve the competencies prior to graduation.

The SJBSM has an ongoing evaluation process of each curriculum to determine the extent to which the institutional mission is achieving the objectives and to continue enhancing the programs’ quality. The evaluation process is characterized by collaboration among key stakeholders, including administration, faculty, and students, in both its development and implementation. This strategy involves a centralized system administered by the Academic Deanship through the Learning Assessment Office.

The centralization of the evaluation process facilitates the overall assessment of the curriculum as well as curricular changes. Data is examined from different sources and over time, using a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods. In addition, all evaluation instruments are designed in consultation with key stakeholders, who review summary reports in order to validate the findings. Information about the implementation and outcomes of the SJBSM programs is communicated to stakeholders on a regular basis. Recommendation and/or suggestions to attend areas of improvements are provided and then an action plan developed.