Minutes 04.03.03

Minutes 04.03.03

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee

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)

  1. Surgery Techniques Lab. A meeting has been arranged for March 14, 2003 with Curt Tribble, Bill Wilson Ryan Zaklin and Don Innes to discuss the surgery techniques laboratory and alternatives or supplements such as Trauma Man to this exercise.

  2. Passports. Jerry Short presented a graph of student evaluations of clerkship components both prior to and after the implementation of the passport system. The graph demonstrated insignificant change in student satisfaction with most aspects of the program. The low scores for feedback and procedures are cause for concern and will need to be addressed. We will continue to emphasize the use of passports and will look for additional areas of skill/procedure training, e.g. training on venipuncture teams, respiratory therapy teams, etc. The Clinical Medicine Committee is asked to devise a means to monitor and enforce the Passports and attending feedback; to devise a plan that would provide skill training , e.g. venipuncture, respiratory therapy, etc.

  3. Future agenda items:

    Enhancing Clinical Exposure for First-Year Medical Students John Gazewood is scheduled to meet with the Committee at the April 17th meeting to discuss enhancing student clinical exposure as part of the PoM-1 course.

    Dean Garson will meet with the Committee on May 15, 2003 to discuss implementation of the Decade Plan and the Curriculum Committees role in this process. A team approach for implementation was discussed including members of the Principles of Medicine Committee, Clinical Medicine Committee and Curriculum Committee.

Don Innes