Minutes 01.09.03

Minutes 01.09.03

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee

Pediatric Pathology Conference Room, 4:00 pm

Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Robert Bloodgood, Anita Clayton, Lisa Coray, Gene Corbett, Donald Innes (Chair), Vern Juel, Howard Kutchai, Jerry Short, Nikhil Rao, Bill Wilson, Brian Wispelwey, Debra Reed (secretary)

  1. EDCAM Proposal. Two groups of interested faculty (Marcia Childress, Julie Connelly, John Gazewood, Laura Pole, Allie Rudolph, Jeff Jenkins) met to explore writing an EDCAM grant proposal. The groups felt this was an important area and that more needs to be done with CAM in medical school teaching. The groups deemed that it was impractical, even impossible, to try to put together in just 10 days a proposal for this round of EDCAM grants. The working groups felt that what a CAM initiative needs is a faculty member willing to be its champion and eager and able to devote a significant amount of time to designing, operationalizing and directing a CAM curriculum. No such champion emerged at the meetings. The groups concluded that it would be worthwhile to assemble a CAM working group of interested faculty and medical students to work during the coming year to a) inventory faculty and the community about interest, expertise, and resources in CAM modalities, b) formulate a position statement about CAM education in the medical school, and c) recommend some possible lines of development of CAM teaching at all levels of medical education.

    The Curriculum Committee supports the formation of a working group and askes this group to outline a syllabus to present to the Curriculum Committee.

  2. 1st and 2nd Year Handouts. The Curriculum Committee will request that an additional student fee be implemented to cover the cost of handouts for the first and second year of medical school.

  3. Internal Medicine Clerkship Report. The Curriculum Committee reviewed the comprehensive interim report prepared by Michael Rein. Recommendations and proposals were discussed. The committee will communicate responses to the clerkship director.

Don Innes