Members present (underlined): Rein,
Michael F; Herrington, Pam ; Adams, Reid B; Newburg, Doug;
McGahren, Gene; Corbett, Eugene; Wenger, Jennifer; Maughan, Karen
L; Mounsey, Anne; Short, Jerry; Innes, Donald J;
Innes, Allison H; Chapin, Anne E; Lieb, Darci G; Jackson,
John M; Keeley, Meg M. ; Shenker, Joel; Wilson, William;
The meeting was called to order at 5 PM. in the Peds-Pathology
The upcoming meeting with the Roanoke clerkship site directors was
reviewed. All of the clerkships will be represented at the
meeting. It was emphasized that each clerkship director should
communicate with their colleagues at other sites on a regular basis,
and that there should be some documentation of the meeting.
The new LCME standards were again mentioned, in light of the
upcoming internal review in anticipation of our next formal LCME visit.
The standard relative to “work hours” for students on the clerkships
was mentioned, and each clerkship was asked to prepare a brief
paragraph outlining the policy of that clerkship regarding weekly work
hours and consecutive work hours. In general, student work hours
should not exceed those now delineated for the residents. The standard
regarding specific diagnoses that each student should see was also
mentioned. Clerkships should begin thinking about how best to adapt
this to their clerkships.
John Jackson presented a “consensus” faculty evaluation form for
possible use as a “web-based” instrument. He distributed a summary of
the existing forms in use by each clerkship, as well as a “consensus”
form. There was some discussion about the forms and how they would be
used. Mr. Jackson will distribute the forms by email and will solicit
input from the clerkship directors regarding possible changes. The use
of a “5-point” scale vs. a “9-point” scale was also discussed.
The importance of encouraging narrative comments was also emphasized,
since such comments are helpful in Departmental evaluations of
The meeting was adjourned at 5:55 PM .
William G. Wilson, MD
Chair, Clinical Medicine Committee