University of Virginia School of
Pediatric Pathology Conference Room, 4:00 pm
Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Robert Bloodgood, Anita
Clayton, Al Connors, Gene Corbett, Joseph Dubose, Joanna
Goldberg, Donald Innes (Chair), Steven Meixel, Jerry
Short, Bill Wilson, Debra Reed (Secretary)
- California Board of Medicine: A letter has been sent to the
California Board of Medicine confirming that the University of Virginia
School of Medicine is in compliance with California's new requirements
especially in regard to end-of-life and pain management issues.
- Practice of Medicine-1: Don Innes will be meeting with Drs.
Gazewood, Bargman and Wispelwey regarding PoM-1. John Gazewood has
indicated that the PoM-1 course is on schedule and final curriculum
plans through week six are complete. Jenny Grayson will work three days
per week for the PoM-1 course for at least the 2000-01 year.
- Additional Small Group Space: It may be possible to divide
the Jordan Front Labs into smaller units with sliding panels (creating
5-7 small group areas) for use by the PoM-1 course and small group
discussions. The Fire Marshall has given preliminary approval. Cost
estimates are due this month. If the work cannot be completed before
the Fall term begins, the work might be scheduled during Thanksgiving
and Christmas breaks.
- Fourth Year Electives: Don Innes met with Carolyn Engelhard
and Karen Maughan regarding fourth year electives. Subcommittees have
been set up by the Elective Board to evaluate the electives program
from both the student and faculty perspective and to make
recommendations for improvements.
- Clinical Associates: Drafts of letters to faculty regarding
the course and clerkship "co-director" or "Clinical Associate"
positions were distributed to the Committee. Comments and suggestions
should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the Curriculum
Committee expressed concern about the need for job descriptions and
remuneration for these positions.
- Meetings of the Curriculum Committee will continue through
June and then suspend for the month of July and the first half of
August. Possible Fall agenda topics include a 1) review of years 3
& 4 with special focus on definition of expectations, modes of
supervision, and methods of evaluation for students in clerkships &
electives; 2) consideration of electives in third year and review of
the Electives Board subcommittees reports; 3) progress reports from the
PoM directors in September and November; 4) overview of changes for ICM
(PoM-2) and plans for cross linkage between ICM (PoM-2) and POM-1; 5)
formalization of preclinical course evaluations; 6) discussion of
- Curricular Management: The Curriculum Committee will begin
reviewing the general schedule with regard to the balance of subject
matter and the allocation of time for lecture, laboratory, small group,
patient contact and "free/study/exploratory" time as the first step in
an active curricular management process.