Minutes 09/15/10

Minutes 09/15/10

CMC Minutes 09/15/10

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Clinical Medicine Committee Minutes
September 15, 2010

Attending: Sudhir, Wispelwey, Herrington, Heald, McGahren,  Keeley, Ham, A. Innes, D. Innes, Jackson, Newberry, Lieb, Chapin, Hemler, Wilson

The meeting was called to order at 5:05 PM. 

The primary agenda item was a continued discussion of plans for the transition period between the current clerkship calendar configuration and the new calendar, which will begin in late February 2012. There will be an overlap between the two calendars, and clerkships and selectives are in the process of planning for that time. Several potential approaches were mentioned, including “pairing” on some clerkships or at some sites, recruiting additional sites, placing additional students at some sites for that time period, engaging other specialty services that are not currently active in the 3rd year curriculum. This will also be after the new resident work hour requirements are in place, and that may change the way in which students are assigned on inpatient services. The hospital addition may be open as well, which would increase bed capacity and potentially increase opportunities for inpatients. The possibility of modifying overall clerkship schedules so that those periods are more lightly scheduled was also mentioned. For the current 2nd year class (Class of 2013), that decision would need to be made by October 8 so that it can be factored into the OASIS schedule.  Concerns were expressed about the lack of comparability among some of the existing clerkship sites, based in part on student responses to an ongoing questionnaire/survey.   Some of the history of the current clerkship configuration was reviewed.  We will discuss these comparability issues further as we gather additional information and feedback from our students.

Dr. Innes and Mr. Jackson reviewed the new “pay for teaching” proposals that will be based in part on activities as reported in the OASIS calendar.  A similar system is being used in the preclinical courses.

The meeting was adjourned at 6 PM. It is anticipated that there will be another meeting soon to continue these discussions.

Respectfully submitted,
William G. Wilson, MD
Chair, Clinical Medicine Committee