Minutes 02.07.02

Minutes 02.07.02

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Curriculum Committee

Minutes 02.07.02

Pediatric Pathology Conference Room, 4:00 PM

Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Robert Bloodgood, Victoria Camerini, Anita Clayton, Al Connors, Gene Corbett, Donald Innes (Chair), Howard Kutchai,Nelle Linz, Jerry Short, Bill Wilson, Debra Reed (secretary)

  1. Town Meeting with Students 1/30/02. Approximately 20 students, representing all four classes, met with the Dean and members of the Deans staff and faculty to discuss the students experiences in medical school. A summary of the students comments was distributed to the Committee. Some general themes were discussed such as a general disconnect between PoM-1 and PoM-2 and the apparent decrease in patient contact in second year.

  2. Suturing Course. A request from Curtis Tribble to include a two week course in suturing in PoM-2 was distributed. In order to add this to Pom-2, an adjustment in time allocation would probably be necessary. The Committee will request a syllabus of the course before commenting on this proposal.

    Other general skills, such as venipuncture, which are used in all clerkships should be considered. Possible incorporation of clinical skills into anatomy, e.g. insertion of endotracheal tube will be considered. The need for training in clinical documentation skills was also noted.

  3. 1st Year Spring Schedule 2002-03. The Principles of Medicine subcommittee working on the spring 1st year schedule is experiencing difficulties corrdinating classes with the MSTP schedule. There are available hours on the schedule that if used will necessitate overlap with the MSTP student schedule. While not optimal, this may be necessary to benefit the majority of the students.

-Don Innes