University of Virginia School of
Pediatric Pathology Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.
Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Robert
Bloodgood, Anita Clayton, Al Connors, Gene Corbett, Joanna
Goldberg, Donald Innes (Chair), Steven Meixel, Jerry
Short, Bill Wilson, Robb Williams, Debra
- A draft of a first year schedule for 2000-01 -- weeks one
through six, using data from the Retreat was presented to the
Curriculum Committee for comments and suggestions. He plans to have the
rest of the first semester fleshed out by the Principles meeting next
Thurday, 2/3/00. Most of the schedule fits within the Curriculum
Committees guidelines with less than 12 hours lecture per week and
three free afternoons per week for the students. However, modifications
will need to be made to lessen the overload of lecture hours in the
first and second weeks, perhaps by implementing more computer
self-study and small group discussion in the Anatomy course. The new
schedule allows for more flexibility and coordination between first
- Jerry Short brought two request to the committee. The first from
Dr. Moses Woode is that the CC schedule one hour every three weeks
for the Student Affairs workshops on developing study skills, time
management, etc. The committee suggested that since these workshops
include lunch, they might be placed in the 12:00 to 1:30 slot on
Wednesdays and thus would invade the students free afternoons for only
half an hour. The second request was to reconsider budgeting time
for a Friday - Week In Review.
- Gary Owen, Director of the MD/PhD program will ask William
Petri to attend the Principles of Medicine Committee to
coordinate the MD/PHD program with the new first year curriculum
- The Curriculum Management Proposal has been endorsed by Dean Carey.
When the new curriculum design is close to its final stage, it will be
presented to the Dean and the Executive Committee for their
- The Curriculum Committee discussed incentives that might come from
the Dean to encourage faculty to participate in the Practice of
Medicine Course as well as other small group activities. Recognition
in both promotion and salary are needed.
- A meeting will be scheduled for next Thursday, 2/3/00 at 9:00 a.m.
in the Surgery Conference Room to begin the creation of the monthly
Clinical-Basic Science Year 3/4 CME program entitled "Clinical
Connections: Reviews of Basic Science and Human Values in
Medicine." Faculty and students working on this project include:
Reid Adams, Jan Balmer, Carolyn Englehart, Joanna Goldberg, Howard
Kutchai, Allison Innes, Donald Innes, Jonathan Moreno, Bill Wilson, and
Donald J Innes, M.D.