Minutes 01.27.00

Minutes 01.27.00

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes 01.27.00

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 Reed

  1. 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 year courses.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 where possible.

  4. 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 input.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 Robb Williams.

Donald J Innes, M.D.
-DMR