University of Pittsburgh

Curriculum Continuous Quality Improvement

The Curriculum Continuous Quality Improvement (CCQI) Committee is responsible for monitoring compliance with LCME accreditation standards and ongoing evaluation and improvement of the MD Degree program. The CCQI Committee ascertains short- and long-term goals, implements systematic processes to collect and review data, and disseminates outcomes to appropriate leadership and administration, including but not limited to: the Curriculum, Promotion, Admissions, and Executive Committees; the Education Policy Council; the Dean; various associate / assistant deans; and department chairpersons. The CCQI Committee collaborates with leadership and administration to identify action plans to achieve goals, as evidenced by measurable outcomes.  Meetings are generally held on a monthly basis.

The CCQI Committee is comprised faculty, administrators and staff, and at least one student.  It is chaired by the Associate Dean for Medical Education. 


CCQI Committee Members

    • Chair
      John Mahoney, MD
      Associate Dean for Medical Education 
    • Cynthia Lance-Jones, PhD
      Assistant Dean for Medical Education

    Aileen Brasacchio, MEd
    Assistant Director for Accreditation and Evaluation

    Katie Maietta
    Assistant Director of Medical Education

    Jared Chiarchiaro, MD
    Assistant Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

    Jason Rosenstock, MD
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

    Ankur Doshi, MD, FACEP
    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

    Allison Serra, MD
    Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

    Michael Elnicki, MD
    Professor of Medicine


    Reed Van Deusen, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine


    Valerie Fulmer
    Director, Standardized Patient Program


    Bill Yates, PhD
    Professor of Otolaryngology and Neuroscience




    Monitoring of Medical Education Programs Outcomes

    UPSOM CCQI Elements To Be Monitored