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College of Medicine Bulletin Update Policies and Procedures

The College of Medicine Bulletin contains an array of academic program information. In order to determine the correct procedure to follow to request a change to the Bulletin, please review the types of changes listed below. Failure to follow the correct procedure could result in a delayed response to your request.

Please Note: A new Bulletin edition for the upcoming academic year will be published onlineat the beginning of May every year. The previous year's edition also will be archived at that time. All change request procedures must be completed by April 1 in order to be included in the new edition of the Bulletin on its publication date.

How to Request Changes to the College of Medicine Bulletin

Curricular Change

Description: Includes all items that are required to be approved by the dean of the College of Medicine such as courses, programs, or official descriptions of these items. This does not include changes that are strictly editorial in nature (punctuation, misspelled words, etc.)

On program pages, this includes the following items under the Academic Programs heading in the Bulletin:

  • MD Program
  • Physician Assistant Program

This also includes course description information found in the University Course Description area of the Bulletin.

Procedure: All curricular changes will be submitted to the Senior Director for Educational Affairs (717-531-6917) for approval as required by the Medical and Physician Assistant Programs accrediting bodies. The Senior Director will request any required changes before the start of the academic year.

Editorial Change to Curricular Items

Description: Includes changes to program descriptions, requirements, and course information that are strictly editorial in nature, e.g., punctuation, spacing, misspellings, etc.

Procedure: All editorial changes will be submitted to the Senior Director for Educational Affairs (717-531-6917) as required by the Medical and Physician Assistant Programs accrediting bodies. The Senior Director will request any required changes before the start of the academic year.

Non-Curricular Information

Description: These are items that are not a part of the curricular review process. This includes typos within editable items, urgent editorial details not associated with curricular items, as well as information under the following headings:

  • About the College of Medicine
  • Resources
  • Residencies and Fellowships
  • Graduation Information
  • Student Handbooks

Procedure: All non-curricular changes will be submitted to the Senior Director for Educational Affairs (717-531-6917) as required by the Medical and Physician Assistant Programs accrediting bodies. The Senior Director will request any required changes before the start of the academic year.

Changes to Images

Description: Includes images at the top of program pages.

Procedure: Images will be updated annually in the spring. Please send image suggestions to the Senior Director for Educational Affairs (717-531-6917) by April 1.