Minutes 06.08.00

Minutes 06.08.00

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes 06.08.00

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.  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 at:
  2.  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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 student body.

  5. 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.


-Don Innes