CLINICAL MEDICINE COMMITTEE
March 14, 2011
Attending: Sudhir, Keeley, Wispelwey, Heald, Buer, A. Innes,
D. Innes, Potter, Lieb, Chapin, Rollins (guest),
The meeting was called to order at 5:05 PM.
Dr. Priscilla Potter was introduced to the committee. She is the new Clerkship Director for the Neurology Clerkship.
Dr. Lisa Rollins of the Department of Family Medicine gave a presentation on the “Residents as Teachers” program in Family Medicine. Family Medicine has a graduated program of workshops and instruction for their residents that spans the 3 years of residency. They also have an optional scholarship and teaching track for their residents. Other resources mentioned included the Residents as Teachers website http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/resasteachers/ and workshops provided through the Teaching Resource Center of the University. It was noted that one of the LCME standards (ED-24) specifically relates to residents in teaching roles, as well as the activities that a medical school should undertake to ensure that residents are appropriately prepared for these roles. Among the items specified are a copy of the goals and expectations, as well as the need for “central monitoring” of these activities. The definition of “central monitoring” was discussed; was this “central” to a given clerkship, or “central” within the institution. Dr. Innes felt that “central within the institution” was probably the appropriate interpretation. Several of the departments currently have some activities regarding “residents as teachers”, and it would be helpful if these could be compiled and reviewed. Some broad institution-wide activities might be appropriate, perhaps web-based teaching modules, with more discipline-specific activities taking place within the individual departments.
Anne Chapin reviewed the Clinical Practice Exam (CPX). UVA is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Standardized Patients, and most of the participating institutions are using the same cases and compiling and comparing results. She also mentioned the possibility of piloting an OSCE or using standardized teaching patients in one or two clerkships, depending on the availability of funding.
Dr. Innes reminded the group of the upcoming Joint Clerkship Meeting which will be held in Charlottesville on Wednesday, March 30, and of the activities related to “match day” on March 17.
The Clinical Medicine Committee will be meeting at more frequent intervals during the remainder of the year as we prepare for the change in clerkship calendar that will occur in early 2012 and for the expanded class size.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 PM.
William G. Wilson, MD
Chair, Clinical Medicine Committee