Minutes 03.16.00

Minutes 03.16.00

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Curriculum Committee

Minutes 03.16.00

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

  1. The startup of the Practice of Medicine course is a top priority. Nominations of possible course directors/co-directors have been solicited from both the chairs of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine.

    An advisory or operations board for the PoM course - consisting of the PoM Course Director(s), Standardized Patient Director and individuals representing Ethics, interviewing, history taking, physical examination, information technology, humanities, basic sciences (Anatomy and/or Physiology), and the Human Behavior and ICM Course Directors should be assembled to provide advice to the PoM course directors.

    Administrative support was also discussed - 1 to 1.5 course coordinators will be needed with more administrative support necessary in the first year than in subsequent years. If all new printed material for the course is to be generated, more secretarial support will be necessary in the first year than in subsequent years.

    Space needs and mentor recruitment were also addressed. Average mentor time commitment will likely be 4 hours per week.

    The Standardized Patient program has been informed of the preliminary patient needs for this course and will begin work on this.

    A budget for the course must be developed - course director(s) - 20-30% of one person; course coordinator(s) estimated at 1.0 + 0.25 and 0.50 of one secretary. Consider $ support for mentor compensation; standardized patient costs.

    ICM should be structured in 2001-02 to start where the PoM course in year one ends. The committee would like to be sure that the skeleton we build for the Practice of Medicine course is the scaffolding that is added to in succeeding years, without demolition and rebuilding.

    Chairs will be asked to include faculty development efforts in faculty job descriptions as expectations.

    Jerry Short has been working on the space issue. Six of the 18 rooms needed for the Practice of Medicine course have been located.

  2. On-line student evaluations of course and faculty should be ready for Fall, 2000, for the first year courses. The system developed by ITC is confidential but not totally anonymous. A list tying social security numbers to the students name will be maintained but unavailable to course directors or involved faculty. Grades will be automatically withheld until evaluation forms are completed.

  3. Don Innes met with Margaret Mohrman, Chair of the Electives Board. The Board will begin discussion on adequacy of current electives, distribution requirements for electives (maintaining a balanced elective schedule), and creating broad category requirements.


-Don Innes