Minutes 06.21.01

Minutes 06.21.01

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes 06.21.01

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 (David Shonka), Jerry Short, Howard Kutchai, Bill Wilson, Debra Reed (Secretary) Guests: Eve Bargmann, John Gazewood

  1. Practice of Medicine-1 Assessment. (Eve Bargmann, John Gazewood) Drs. Bargmann and Gazewood presented an excellent report assessing the PoM-1 course. Assessment data from student evaluations was provided. The information was critiqued and summarized. Hard copies of the PoM-1 report were distributed to the committee. Recommendations and proposals for the 2001-2002 course were discussed. Following further deliberation the committee will communicate a response to the course director to continue the dialogue.

  2. Histograms of Grades for the Class of 2003 Years 1 & 2 were distributed to the committee. These show a range of "A"s from 29 - 68.1% of the class; of "B"s from 28.5 - 57.1% of the class; of "C"s from 17.1 - 0.7% of the class. Only 5 courses gave a "D" grade to 0.7 - 1.5% (1 or 2 students).

  3. Clerkship evaluations will begin this fall, September 2001. An evaluation form requesting information from clerkship directors, students and clerkship attendings is being developed. We plan to distribute it in July with reviews to begin in September for Family Medicine, Medicine & AIM, Neurology, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, Psychiatric Medicine and Surgery.


  4. Summary sheets of student evaluation data for the Neuroscience course was distributed. An updated graph of first year course evaluations was also distributed.

  5. The Human Behavior review will take place next week, June 28, 2001.

 -Don Innes
-dmr