University of Virginia School of
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)
- 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
- 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.
- 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.