Minutes 02.09.06

Minutes 02.09.06

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes
02.09.06

Surgery Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.                        

Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Gretchen Arnold, Eve BargmannDaniel Becker, Robert Bloodgood,  Gene Corbett, John Gazewood, Jennifer Harvey, Donald Innes (Chair),  Howard Kutchai, Marcus Martin, Chris Peterson, Jerry Short, Bill Wilson,  Anthony DeBenedet, Sixtine ValdelievreDebra Reed (secretary)   Guests:  Veronica Michaelsen, Nancy PayneEmil Petrusa

  1. Clerkship Review.  The 2006 clerkship self-study reviews with the exception of Internal Medicine have been received in the Curriculum Office.

    Clerkship Directors will be invited individually to the Curriculum Committee in February, March, and April to discuss their reviews.  The Clerkship self-study reports were sent to the Curriculum Committee via e-mail today.  Members of the Committee were asked to review the reports and e-mail comments to Don Innes
    dji@virginia.edu.

  2. Medical Education.  Emil R. Petrusa, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Curriculum Assessment at Duke University School of Medicine met with the committee to discuss his role in assessment, general assessment methods, and recent curriculum revisions at Duke.

    Recent curriculum innovations at Duke such as the merger/integration within the first year, “Intersessions” and “Capstone Program” were discussed.   The Intersessions are one week long sessions during the clerkship year with three and one half days devoted to intensive sessions on topics not otherwise thought to be thoroughly covered in the Curriculum and one and one half day devoted to individual clerkship orientations.  The Capstone program is a one-week program in March of the fourth year in preparation for residency.

    Assessment techniques and methods of providing feedback for the Course Directors were discussed.

Donald Innes
Dmr