Minutes 06.14.01

Minutes 06.14.01

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes 06.14.01

Surgery Conference Room, 4:00 pm

Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Robert Bloodgood, Victoria Camerini, Anita Clayton, Al Connors, Gene Corbett, Donald Innes (Chair), Nelle Linz, Jerry Short, Howard Kutchai, Bill Wilson, Debra Reed (Secretary)Guests: Kevin Lee, Elaine Lowe, two first year student guests

  1. Neuroscience Self-Assessment. (Kevin Lee, Elaine Lowe) Dr. Lee presented a fine report assessing the Neuroscience course. He provided assessment data from student and faculty evaluations. The information was critiqued and summary statements made. A hard copy of his report will follow in a few days. Recommendations and proposals for the Fall 2001 course were reviewed. Following further discussion the committee will communicate a response to the course director to continue a dialogue begun the fall of 2000.

  2. Clerkships. The Curriculum Committee was asked to provide ideas on how to properly evaluate the clerkships - what questions to ask of the clerkships - what information you would like to have to evaluate clerkships.

  3. Passports are being evaluated by third year students. Initial and partial review (N=41) of indicates a desire for a senior resident to be able to sign-off on the passports as attendings are difficult to find outside of a conference room. While the primary purpose of the Passport is to document skill competency within the clerkship, a secondary purpose was to encourage attending-student interaction.

  4. The Practice of Medicine-1 review will take place next week, June 21.


-Don Innes