Minutes 01.04.00

Minutes 01.04.00

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes 01.04.01

Pediatric Pathology Conference Room, 4:00 pm

Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Robert Bloodgood, Victoria Camerini, Anita Clayton, Al Connors, Gene Corbett, Joseph Dubose, Joanna Goldberg, Donald Innes (Chair), Jerry Short, Bill Wilson, Debra Reed (Secretary)

  1. Residency Poll. A repeat poll of residency programs attended by UVA graduates, limited to only UVA residency programs, to determine the preceived level of preparedness for residencies. Results may help determine curriculum needs. Rochester Medical Center noted to Richard Pearson that the UVA students attending their residency programs were well prepared intellectually, but found to be somewhat lacking in clinical skills. The Rochester attendings expressed the belief that such skills could be taught during the residency program. The relatively low patient number at UVA may limit students participation in procedures.

  2. Goals of Third and Fourth Years. A discussion of the goals of the 3rd and 4th years of medical schools was held.

    Goals listed included:
    • Observe
    • Emulate
    • Apprentice
    • Develop professionalism
    • Integration and solidification of medical knowledge
    • Create a provider of medical services
    • Enhance clinical skills such as physical diagnosis and history taking - hone interview techniques
    • Communication skills
    • Develop skills to become independent practioners of medicine
    • Increase development of residency skills -
    • Function as a team member
    • Documentation skills - how to write notes in charts
    • Teach reporting skills - how to prioritize, manage and relate information to the team - (Encourage faculty/staff to have medical student report to residents first for critique then to attendings)
    • Career Choices
    • Include 3rd and 4th year goals together - goals should be strived for in both clerkships and electives
    • Stress elective choices
    • Assure students are prepared for teaching (leadership) role
    • Develop professional behaviors


    Committee members were asked to send further thoughts or suggestions regarding 3rd and 4th year goals to Don Innes dji@virginia.edu

  3. Clerkship Passport Update. Except for one clerkship, all passports have been completed in either draft or final form. The passports will be field tested in the fourth quarter 2000-01 and ready for implementation in the first quarter of 01-02. The Clerkship Committee is still discussing consequences to students for noncompliance with the passport review system and remediation techniques for students who fail to meet the passport standards. All faculty and housestaff must be made aware of the existence and importance of the passports and the rules and regulations for compliance.

  4. Clinical Connections. The evaluations from the November 6th Clinical Connection have been summarized. Copies of the summary will be forwarded to all members of the Curriculum Committee.

 -Don Innes