Minutes 04.26.01

Minutes 04.26.01

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes 04.26.01

Surgery Conference Room, 4:00 pm

Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Robert Bloodgood, Victoria Camerini, Anita Clayton, Al Connors, Gene Corbett, Joseph Dubose (Alexandra Yamshchikov), Donald Innes (Chair), Howard Kutchai, Nelle Linz, Jerry Short, Bill Wilson, Debra Reed (Secretary),

  1. Practice of Medicine-2. A 2001-2002 PoM-2 weekly schedule of events was distributed to the Committee along with a draft of the course directors plans for implementation of new initiatives in 2001-2002. The Committee should review this material and be prepared to discuss with Drs. Wispelwey and Gazewood and Darci Lieb who will attend next weeks Curriculum Committee (5/3/01) meeting.

    The plan outlined proposals to increase instruction in physical examination skills to continue the progress of PoM-1; to incorporate the second year preceptorship as a required part of the PoM-2 experience; to broaden the breadth of PoM-2 cases - including radiology images, ECG tracings, and microscopic and other clinical images whenever possible.

  2. Future Curriculum Committee agenda items:

    Continue 1st and 2nd year course reviews

    Spring courses:
    Human Behavior
    Introduction to Psychiatric Medicine

    PassPort review - student and faculty comments on PassPort pilot program; revision; implementation

    Fourth year assessment - Advanced Clinical Elective (ACE) - an AI-like experience in fourth year

    Proposed clerkship changes for the 2001-2002 year.

    Clerkship Reviews - self assessment and planning similar to 1st and 2nd year course reviews
    Ambulatory Internal Medicine & Family Medicine
    Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Grading Issues - update from Grading Subcommittee - Al Connors

    "Partners With Nurses" program - pilot in Med/ObGyn/Peds/Psych/Surg clerkships?

    PoM-1/2 - content: substance & organization; smgrp space, mentors; enhancement of ICM (PoM-2); Basic Patient Care Skills course

    Clinical Connections - organization; budget; 2001-2002 program

    Exploratory - organization & range of activity - elective/selective; faculty, space, funding; director; Community Service - requirement

    Web based testing and quizzes - Principles of Medicine Committee

 -Don Innes