University of Virginia School of
Pediatric Pathology Conference Room, 4:00 pm
Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Robert Bloodgood,
Victoria Camerini, Anita Clayton, Al Connors, Gene
Corbett, Joseph Dubose (Travis Stork), Joanna Goldberg,
Donald Innes (Chair), Jerry Short, Bill Wilson,
Debra Reed (Secretary)
- Curriculum Committee Schedule. The schedule for the next few
months sent to the Committee prior to the meeting was agreed to by the
February 1st -- Sue Squillace/Brian Wispelwey PoM-2
February 8th -- review of C&TS
February 15th -- review of Anatomy
February 22nd - hold open
March 1st -- review of Biochemistry
March 8th -- review of Micro
March 15th -- PoM-2;Y3/4;Exploratory
March 22nd - hold open
April 5th -- PoM-2;Y3/4;Exploratory
April 12th --
April 19th --
Don Innes will invite the Course Directors of Anatomy, Biochemistry and
Microbiology to present their self-assessment data on these dates.
Course Directors will be asked to present (10 copies) of their
documents to the Committee at least one week prior to their
- Religious Holidays. A copy of a list of religious holidays
for Bahai, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judiaism, Islam, Sikh and
Wicca was distributed to the Committee. The Committee supports the
avoidance of test periods during major holidays. Course Directors
should make allowances for student's religious holidays. Students
should be encouraged to review their holiday schedules early and make
arrangements with individual course directors for their absences when
- Clinical Connections. Dates for the 2001-02 Clinical
Connections have been determined. All are Friday except for one, which
is a Monday.
Clinical Connection Dates:
August 10th Friday
September 21st Friday
November 2nd Friday
February 15th Friday *
April 8th Monday *
May 17th Friday
June 28th Thursday
All students in "Charlottesville" and on Peds-F, Surgery R/S, OB-GYN
R/S, PsychMed R/S are required to attend.
* All students are required to attend the entire day's sessions on
February 15th and April 8th. Student Affairs will be holding required
meetings on the Electives Program (February 15th) and Residence Match
Program (April 8th).
Students will be required to attend all of the Clinical Connection
programs except when they are involved in an AIM or Family Medicine
clerkship. The course will be graded on Pass/Fail basis with a total of
44 credit hours documented to pass the course. If for some reason,
students are unable to attain the 44 credit hours in third year, they
must make arrangements to attend sessions early in their fourth year
(prior to November) to complete this requirement. Students will be on
their honor to complete forms with their actual hours of attendance.
The Jordan Hall Conference Center will be reserved as soon as possible.
Other arrangements may need to be made if the Conference Center is
already scheduled on these dates.
The decision to include senior nursing students and/or graduate nursing
students will be made after a few more of the pilot programs have been
Social activities planned in conjunction with the Clinical Connections
for next year include a dinner meeting with the Albemarle County
Medical Society. It is hoped that their Thursday meeting can be moved
to Friday night to coincide with one of the Clinical Connections. Reid
Adams will discuss this with members of the Society, Claudette Dalton,
John Carpenter, and Kirt Elevad. A second event will be a art centered
evening at the Innes home.
Reid Adams solicited suggestions for a Basic Science member of the
Clinical Connections team. Please refer other suggestions to Reid
- Exploratories. Don Innes asked for suggestions for members
of the Exploratory Design Group. The design group will need to define
the objectives of the program and organize a selection of prepackaged
activities. This program should be ready for implementation in the
Spring session of 2002.
- 2001-02 Schedule. The Principles of Medicine Committee is
working on the course and exam schedule for first and second years.
Several proposals have been discussed and these proposals will be
presented to the Curriculum Committee soon. One proposal involves
biweekly quizzes, no midterm exam, but a comprehensive final exam.
Travis Stork reported that students believe some quizzing is valuable,
but because students often have trouble conceptualizing large medical
concepts, too frequent testing on these subjects would be frustrating.
It was noted that the purpose of testing is to force students to
assimilate information, give big picture and give faculty an idea of
how the student is doing. Essay questions for the quizzes might provide
more information on how the student is progressing.
There will be no Curriculum Committee meeting next week. The next
meeting is Thursday, 2/1/01 -- Sue Squillace/Brian Wispelwey: PoM-2
Design Group report.