Surgery Conference Room, 4:00
Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Eve
Bargmann, Robert Bloodgood, Anita Clayton,
Gene Corbett, Carl Creutz, Donald Innes
(Chair), Vern Juel, Howard Kutchai, Chris
Peterson, Jerry Short, Linda Watson, Bill
Wilson, Brian Wispelwey, Nnaemeka Anyadike, John Bell,
Maria Meussling, Debra Reed (secretary)
News: The Mini-reviews are in progress. The
second year course directors are meeting on Monday, 3/29/04 to discuss
the spring 06 / 07-08 schedule. Principles of
Medicine Committee met on 3/10/04. Debate was lively on the
proposed first year 06-07 schedule parameters. The Curriculum
Committee suggested that Bill Wilson and Meg Keeley be invited to the
next Principles of Medicine Committee meeting to discuss the
clerkship/elective program. An appropriate title for this program
might be “Is There Learning After the Basic Sciences.”
The NBME shelf exams
for Psychiatry, Neurology,
Pediatrics, and Family Medicine will be available for review by limited
faculty on April 7 from noon until 5:00 p.m. If you are
interested in reviewing these exams, please contact Dr. Jerry Short firstname.lastname@example.org
immediately. Names of those reviewing the exams must be submitted
to the NBME before the review. Up to five faculty members from
each clerkship can review the appropriate exam. Each person
reviewing the exams must sign a non-disclosure agreement and the review
will be proctored.
Criteria for the use of animals in undergraduate medical
education. The following information should be provided to the
curriculum committee and be available for the animal care committee
prior to discussion.
State the educational goals and objectives for the exercise.
What is (are) the standard practice(s) at other medical schools for
teaching the stated goals and objectives?
If the use of animals is proposed, provide the rationale for using
animals to meet the stated goals and objectives.
What other institutions are using animals to meet the stated
What alternatives exist to meet the stated objectives?
What other institutions are using alternate means to meet the stated
- Blood Draw Exercise. Question has been raised recently
about the students lack of knowledge about their own lipid
profiles. The blood draw currently organized by the PoM1 course
in conjunction with the Pathology course is still in existence but is
an optional activity. This past year, only 60 of the
approximately 140 first year medical students participated. The
Committee suggested that the activity might be more strongly encouraged
by the PoM1 course directors and that ways to make it as easy as
possible for the students to volunteer be devised. The
possibility of including this activity into the Cells to Society course
was discussed. Dr. Peterson will consider this option and report
back to the committee. It was noted that this might give the student an
early experience in “being the patient” and explored as part of a
2nd Year Preceptorship Program.
Claudette Dalton will be invited to meet with the Curriculum Committee
April [April 8th at 4:30] to discuss the Preceptorship
A student noted that while enjoying the preceptorship a more
continuous – weekly meetings with a preceptor would, in retrospect,
have been more beneficial. It was reported that experiences with
the preceptorship program can be highly variable.
Donald J Innes