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)
- Exam Policy. The committee approved a formal exam
administration policy statement. This statement will be included in the
first Combined Course Schedule each year and also posted on the WEB
- 2000-2001 First Year Schedule. The final schedule has
been distributed to the Principles of Medicine Committee. First year
course directors were asked to review the schedule carefully, negotiate
changes with other courses if necessary and inform the Curriculum
office of the changes. Curriculum Committee goals for year 2001-02 and
beyond include 1) initiation of the exploratory sessions one afternoon
per week and 2) continue the effort to have all the basic science
classes in the morning hours.
- 2000-2001 Second Year Schedule. The second year schedule is
also in its final stages of completion and should be completed within
the next week.
- Lunchtime Activities. Joey DuBose has been asked to submit a
list of programs/activity suggestions that would be appropriate during
the lunchtime hour. Departments might be asked to sponsor some of the
one hour sessions. It was suggested that a meet the doctors lunch might
be worthwhile to encourage more interaction between the faculty and
- Curriculum Committee Focus for 2001 and Beyond.
- Clinical Connections Pilot Program - discuss format and
create a list of topics or concepts that might be included in the
program. Glean suggestions of faculty who might be appropriate leaders
or instructions for each topic. Evaluate success of first two CCs in
Fall and make recommendations.
- ICM Rejuvenation. Discuss with Brian Wispelwey incorporation
of physical examinations skills into the ICM course. Work on the
progression of skills between POM I and POM II (ICM).
- Clerkships. Gathering of information on the individual
clerkships initially. Provide recomendations regarding evaluation
process and content.
- Electives. Consider possibility and ramifications of third
year electives - impact on clerkships versus necessity for residency
selection. Consider more flexibility in electives - longer or shorter
periods of time.
- Remediation Program. Creation of a program to remediate
individual students weaknesses prior to graduation.
- Research Elective. Consider research requirement for both
content and time committment.