Continuous Quality Improvement

As a School, we are committed to excellence and to continuously improve our educational programs and learning environment. To that end, we have established a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Oversight Committee that is charged with review of all relevant policies, programs and processes to ensure the achievement of the mission and the effective monitoring of the medical education program’s compliance with, but not limited to, the LCME accreditation elements.


The CQI Oversight Committee meets approximately every two months. The Committee investigates and makes recommendations for improvements throughout the School, specifically related to meeting LCME accreditation requirements, the Mission of the Medical Education Program, the ISMMS Strategic Plan, and other quality improvement initiatives that fall under the direction of this CQI policy.


The CQI Oversight Committee is made up of key faculty and staff across the core functional areas of the School. The Director of Quality, Compliance, & Accreditation serves as the committee chair. Members of the committee are appointed by the Dean of Medical Education and include representatives from the following areas:

  • Admissions & Recruitment – Valerie Parkas, MD
  • Assessment & Evaluation – Rob Fallar, PhD
  • Business & Finance –Michelle Sainté-Willis
  • Curricular Affairs – Rainier Soriano, MD and Shashi Anand, MEd
  • Dean’s Office – David Muller, MD
  • Diversity and Pipeline Programs – Ann-Gel Palermo, DrPH
  • Enrollment & Financial Aid – Stephanie Autenrieth, MEd
  • Faculty Affairs – Shema Patel
  • Graduate Medical Education – Frank Basloe and Michael Leitman, MD
  • Student Affairs – Tara Cunningham, EdD
  • Project Management Support – Pete Zweig, MPA
  • Medical Student Representatives
    • M1: Adam Ushpol
    • M2: Katie Link; Susmi Chennareddy
    • M3: Nikki Feldman; Terence Hughes
    • MD/PhD: TBD