Pediatric Pathology Conference Room, 4:00 pm
Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Robert Bloodgood,
Anita Clayton, Lisa Coray, Gene Corbett, Donald
Innes (Chair), Vern Juel, Howard Kutchai, Jerry
Short, Nikhil Rao, Bill Wilson, Brian Wispelwey, Ryan
Zaklin, Debra Reed (secretary)
- Education Team Report. The Curriculum Committee reviewed the
content of the Education Team Report, part of the School of Medicine
10-year-plan developed by the Education Steering Committee. The
Curriculum Committee was asked to provide input on the report to Don
Innes via e-mail.
The Steering Committee teams were not meant to replace existing
governing bodies but to act as a think tank to develop plans for short
term and long term improvements to the School of Medicine. The changes
are precipitated by national trends and USMLE competency requirements
and our own need to grow and improve and remain competitive. One goal
of the Steering Committee is to develop resources that are
interchangeable between the UME, GME and CME, for example, the Trauma
Man computer module and Cardio Village. Educational software could be
tailored for all levels of learning from medical students to
Question was raised as to whether the Steering Committee is
recommending a organ based system of education. The Curriculum
Committee has adjusted the curriculum in the last four years
encouraging more integration between the courses which has, in turn,
moved the curriculum toward a modified organ based system. Medical
school curriculums are either discipline based, organ system based,
case based or some variation of the three. No discernable difference in
competency or student outcome has been reported between the
curriculums. The case based system is not a likely option for UVA
because of the size of the student body and the number of faculty.
The first year curriculum still resembles undergraduate education.
More patient contact in the Principles of Medicine-1 course will be
discussed with John Gazewood.