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
- Liaison Program for Year 1 and 2 - A list of the nominees
for the liaison positions will be e-mailed to the Curriculum Committee.
A letter will be sent to the nominees inviting them to participate in
- CPX results - The Committee recommended 1) that students
receiving a "unsatisfactory" grade (scoring below 1SD on four or more
cases) for the CPX exercises should review their video tapes with a
faculty mentor (one of the CPX Advisory Group) to analyze their
performance and determine what went wrong and 2) that the CPX Advisory
Board then recommend a course of remediation to bring the students up
to an acceptable level of competency.
The Clinical Medicine Committee is asked to review data from the
CPX to determine whether those skills identified as deficiencies
are adequately taught and to formulate methods of skill reinforcement
for the clerkships if necessary.
- Transition Course - Tina Brashears, Director of the
Transition Course, has proposed that the course be moved to the week
immediately following final exams for the 2001 year. Alternative
proposals will be developed.
- Classroom Space Issues - Small group space within the School
of Medicine is at a premium. Lack of classroom space should not be the
determining factor for curriculum revision, however, until other space
can be obtained, it is a factor.
- Mulholland Society - Noon Hour Program Proposals - Joey
DuBose, Mulholland President, was asked to draft a letter to
Departments requesting that they sponsor a luncheon (one department per
month) to give students an opportunity to meet their faculty members
and interact in an informal setting.
- AAMC - Recently Adopted Standards - The Committee reviewed
these recently adopted AAMC standards.
- A) Standard on evaluation of educational program effectiveness
Educational Program for the M.D. Degree (Design and
Management)...Redundancies and deficiencies in the curriculum
identified by the evaluations should be corrected. In the
assessment of program quality by multiple measures, schools should
consider student evaluations of their courses and teachers, as well as
other indicators such as data on student performance, academic progress
and program completion rates, acceptance into residency programs,
postgraduate performance, licensure of graduates, and emerging measures
that may prove to be valid.
B) Standard on cultural diversity Educational Program for the M.D.
Degree (Content) ...These principles are essential if the physician is
to gain and maintain the trust and respect of patients, colleagues, and
the community. The faculty and students must demonstrate an
understanding of the manner in which people of diverse cultures and
belief systems perceive health and illness and respond to various
symptoms, diseases, and treatments. Medical students should learn to
recognize and appropriately address gender and cultural biases in
health care delivery, while considering first the health of the
C) Standard on end-of-life care Educational Program for the M.D. Degree
(Content) Clinical education programs involving patients should include
disciplines such as family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and
gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery. Schools that do not
require clinical experience in one or another of these disciplines must
ensure that their students possess the knowledge and clinical abilities
to enter any field of graduate medical education. Clinical instruction
should cover all organ systems, and must include the important aspects
of preventive, acute, chronic, continuing,
rehabilitative, and end-of-life care.
The Curriculum Committee (Thursday, 4:00 pm) meetings will
begin again late in August.