Minutes 03.02.00

Minutes 03.02.00

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes 03.02.00

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, Robb Williams, Bill Wilson, Debra Reed (Secretary)

  1. Comments were solicited regarding course evaluations discussed at last weeks meeting. John Jackson and/or Jack Kelly will be invited to meet with the Curriculum Committee to discuss the feasibility of WEB based evaluations. ITC already has a template that might be readily adapted for WEB based evaluations. The problem of maintaining student anonymity (if desirable) remains. Evaluations of faculty need to be consistent and quantitative.

  2. Don Innes reported on a meeting (3/1/00) with the first year Fall course directors for 99-00. Conflicts between the MSTP program and individual courses were resolved equitably. A list of topics coordinated across courses should be published for faculty and student review.

  3. Primary consideration must be given to obtaining a course director for the Practice of Medicine course. A highly motivated faculty member with a passion for medical education and long range vision will is required.

  4. Approximately 18 small group tutors will need to be recruited for the Practice of Medicine Course for the fall semester and 18 for the spring. Faculty development is also being considered in preparing tutors for the Practice of Medicine Course. Tutors especially those recruited outside General Medicine or Family Medicine may need faculty development. Tutor highlight sheets outlining key points of weekly sessions can be effective.

  5. The Practice of Medicine Design Group has been asked to 1) prepare a written description of the course and 2) an outline of a faculty development program. Consideration also needs to be given to 3) locating rooms for the small group sessions. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons nine rooms for the small groups must be located. The front labs on the second floor of Jordan Hall, while not ideal, might be utilized. The impact on ICM must be considered. The Design Group was also asked to get 4) a list of standardized patient needs to Lisa Doyle as soon as possible.

-Don Innes

DMR