University of Virginia School of
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
- Elective in Puerto Rico. A proposal has been submitted for a
4th year elective in Puerto Rico. This is part of an association which
is developing between our school and the Hospital Interamericano De
Medicina Avanzada in Caguas. There was general agreement that this type
of experience was to be encouraged. The proposal will go to the
Clinical Electives Director, Meg Keeley with the Clinical Medicine
Committee as advisors.
- Suture Workshop. The Committee discussed the merits of the
proposal from Curt Tribble to include a suture workshop into the
Principles of Medicine II course. A syllabus will be requested from Dr.
Tribble. This proposal will be reconsidered after the syllabus is
provided. Whether this should become a part of PoM-2, part of the
transition course prior to third year clerkships or placed somewhere
else in the curriculum was discussed. The Committees stance that if
something is added to the Curriculum, something else must be eliminated
was reiterated. While more hands-on experience is encouraged in the
first two years of medical school, care must be taken when selecting
- Grading Proposal. Robert Bloodgood and Al Conners presented
the revised Grading Proposal to the Committee. This proposal includes
both first and second year in the Pass/Fail system. The proposal would
be initiated for the class of 2007 (entering in the fall of 2003). The
proposal was approved with minor changes and will be submitted to the
Dean with a letter of endorsement from the Curriculum Committee.
- A second Grading Subcommittee will be assembled to research and
make recommendations on the clerkship grading process.