Minutes 06.09.00

Minutes 06.09.00

University of Virginia School of  Medicine
Curriculum Committee

Surgery Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.    

Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Eve BargmannRobert BloodgoodAnita ClaytonGene Corbett, John Gazewood, Donald Innes (Chair),  Howard Kutchai, Marcus Martin, Chris Peterson, Jerry Short, Linda WatsonBill Wilson, Brian Wispelwey, Anthony Debenedet , Sixtine Valdelievre,  Debra Reed (secretary)

  1. CSE status for 2005-2006 academic year. Michael Rein, Gene Corbett, and Brian Wispelwey will report at the June 16th meeting. The committee discussed the desirability of starting the program in July 2005 so that all third year students have a “CSE experience” with an attending. It was agreed the program [even if not fully developed] should start this July, making modifications (curricular details, faculty selection) as we proceed.

  2. Clinical Connections is a required part of the clerkships.  The committee asks Dean Pearson as part of the transition week program to inform students that the Clinical Connections program is a required part of the clerkships. 

  3. Anesthesia Experience.  The Anesthesia one-week experience during the Surgery clerkship was discussed. The committee agreed the anesthesia program should be continued as part of the surgery clerkship, but that modifications were needed.  The program needs a structured curriculum with objectives and processes defined. Expectations of students must be clear and equivalent for all students. Definition of the one-week UVA program and the integrated Salem program should allow both to continue with common objectives and expectations. Anesthesia at the Roanoke program will need to meet equivalent objectives and expectations as defined. Anesthesia and Surgery faculty need to be informed of the objectives and expectations of the anesthesia experience. Faculty development of Anesthesia faculty and residents must be carried out.

  4. Clinical Skills Assessment project update. Gene Corbett provided the committee with a progress report on the Clinical Skills Assessment project. Preliminary data were reviewed from the December and April assessments in which about 100 students participated on each occasion. A complete report with plans for the future will be presented in September.

  5. PassPort review. The committee reviewed and approved the newly modified PassPorts, although making several suggestions for improvement. While LCME ED-2 requirements are listed on some of the Passports, it is emphasized that the real time monitoring will be based on the student input through the website: 
    http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/patient logs/