Minutes 02.06.03

Minutes 02.06.03

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. School of Medicine Decade Plan. The Steering Committees met on 2/4/03 - preliminary funding priorities were established. Implementation of selected proposals from the Steering Committee will take place within the year and others over the next 10 years.

    CURRICULUM ENHANCEMENT - Integrate within/between UME, GME and CME
    Course revision/creation:
    Information Mastery
    Foundations of Medicine
    Integrative Core Principles of Medicine
    Basic Science for Careers
    Career Practice
    Clerkship competencies - knowledge, professionalism, skills, duty
    Redefine GME process: duty hours and competencies
    Simulation Curriculum and Center
    Joint degree access
    Research in Medical Education
    Recognize excellence - Harrison Scholars Program *
    Teach the Teachers program

    COMPENSATE FACULTY - Rewards & Incentive System
    DATABASE FOR EDUCATION - combined UME/GME/CME (student/resident /faculty)
    * funding not part of operational budget

  2. Curriculum Revision Proposal. (Joseph Doyle, Thomas Tillack) The Committee received recommendations for revision of the UVA School of Medicine preclinical curriculum authored by medical student Joseph Doyle and faculty member Thomas Tillack. The proposals were discussed as many good ideas were contained in the letter. The Curriculum Committee will discuss the Doyle/Tillack letter along with the direction from the Decade Plan. Two factors are taken into consideration when reviewing recommendations for revision of the curriculum - 1) what is best for the education of the students and 2) what can be done in the UVA environment e.g. educational space, the patient population, and faculty and financial resources.

 Don Innes