Minutes 06.01.00

Minutes 06.01.00

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes 06.01.00

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)

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 dji@virginia.edu. Members of the Curriculum Committee expressed concern about the need for job descriptions and remuneration for these positions.

  6. 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 grading policies.

  7. 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.

-Don Innes