Student Academic Promotions & Professionalism Conduct Committee

The Student Promotions Committee of the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia is responsible for assessing the cumulative performance of the student during and at the completion of each academic year and makes its recommendations to the vice dean of academic affairs of the Medical College of Georgia.  The committee and its subcommittees will include representatives from among the geographically separated campuses.

This constitutional committee, in accordance with LCME standards, will be composed of faculty members selected by the vice dean of academic affairs, associate dean for student and multicultural affairs, and the associate dean for curriculum with the approval of the dean and they shall submit a slate of candidates for membership to the Committee on Committees. 

It shall be divided into four subcommittees, one for each class; each consisting of a chair and five additional members.  Each subcommittee chair shall serve a term of four years.  Chairs of the subcommittees should serve as a member of the Student Promotions Committee for four years before becoming chair.  Members shall be appointed from each clinical campus as needed.

The committee shall function as outlined in the MCG Faculty Senate Student Promotions Committee Academic and Professionalism Policies and Procedures. 

Through its subcommittees, the committee shall monitor the academic performance of the students in each class, recommend students for academic advancement and graduation, and recommend appropriate actions regarding students experiencing academic difficulty.

The committee shall review and evaluate the policies and procedures under which it operates and shall recommend to the Medical College of Georgia Faculty Senate Executive Committee any changes deemed to be necessary in those policies and procedures.

Student Promotions Committee Membership

Michael Brands, PhD, Regents' Professor, Physiology, chair (2023)
Mike Russell, PhD, Vice Chair, ex-officio
Kimberly Loomer, EdD, Associate Dean, Student & Multicultural Affairs, ex-officio
Renee Page, MD, Associate Dean Curriculum, ex-officio
Kelli Braun, MD, Associate Dean Admissions, ex-officio
Doug Patten, MD, Campus Associate Dean SW, ex-officio
Wayne Rentz, MD, Campus Associate Dean SE, ex-officio
John Francis, MD, PhD, Associate Dean, Student & Multicultural Affairs, AU/UGA Medical Partnership, ex-officio
Andy Morris, MD, AU/UGA Medical Partnership, Campus Associate Dean Curriculum, ex-officio
Leonard Reeves, MD, Campus Associate Dean NW, ex-officio
Vincent Robinson, MD, President, MCG Faculty Senate, ex-officio voting

2021 Subcommittee
Janet Munroe, MD, Radiology, chair
Barbara Henley, MD, OBGYN
Paul O'Connor, PhD, Physiology
Dale Peeples, MD, Psychiatry & Health Behavior
Folami Powell, PhD, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Elena Wood, MD, PhD, Medicine
Matthew Boegehold, PhD, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Eric Lewkowiez, MD, 3rd year class Associate Dean, ex-officio

2022 Subcommittee
Christian Lemmon, PhD, Psychiatry & Health Behavior, chair
Michael J. Vitacco, PhD, Psychiatry & Health Behavior
Adam Berman, MD, Medicine
Chris Ellington, MD, Medicine
Bunja Rungruang, MD, OBGYN
Louise Thai, MD, Medicine
Eve Gallman, PhD, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Eric Lewkowiez, MD, 3rd year class Associate Dean, ex-officio

2023 Subcommittee
Anna Edmondson, PhD, Cellular Biology & Anatomy, chair
Natasha Savage, MD, Pathology
Puttur Prasad, PhD, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mark Lopez, MD, Emergency Medicine
Christopher Watson, MD, Pediatrics
Richard Sams, MD, Family Medicine
Casey Bassett, PhD, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Greer Falls, MD, 2nd year class Associate Dean, ex-officio

2024 Subcommittee
Mike Russell, PhD, AU/UGA Medical Partnership, chair
Megan Cahill, MD, Family Medicine
Chadburn (Chad) Ray, MD, OB/Gyn
David Kozlowski, PhD, Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine
Joanna Appel, PhD, Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine
Signe O'Neal, MD, Family Medicine
Bruce (Curt) Gilbert, MD, Radiology & Imaging
Greer Falls, MD, 2nd year class Associate Dean, ex-officio