Minutes 08.30.01

Minutes 08.30.01

 

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes 08.30.01

Pediatric Pathology 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

  1. Curriculum Committee Fall 01 Clerkship Review:

    September

    20

     

    Pediatrics

    September

    27

     

    Medicine

    October

    11

     

    Family Medicine

    October

    18

     

    OB/GYN

    October

    25

     

    Surgery

    November

    1

     

    Psychiatric Medicine

    November

    8

     

    Neurology


    The completed surveys should be delivered to the Curriculum Committee by September 6. Clerkship directors will have had more than 5 weeks to complete the evaluation form. Some directors have reported difficulty in obtaining necessary information from away sites. The above dates for discussion have been confirmed by Pediatrics, Medicine, Family Medicine, OB/GYN, and Neurology.

  2. The Basic Science course reviews will continue in Spring 02. The Basic Science survey may be modified before further reviews are scheduled. The survey sections regarding student opinions of the course and how faculty respond to the student concerns will remain a key part of the survey. Further development of the Clinical Associates program was discussed. The possibility of a faculty education fellowship position was raised.

  3. A Grading Subcommittee report and proposal for modification of the grading policy is expected by the Curriculum Committee before the end of October, 2001.

  4. A letter will be sent to the Basic Science courses which were reviewed during the last year requesting a progress report.

  5. In addition to the clerkship reviews future Curriculum Committee agenda items include:
         a) an Advanced Clinical Elective
         b) limitations on the educational mission secondary to lack of appropriate space
         c) the Exploratory program
         d) allocation of medical education funds
         e) increasing technical support for medical education
          f) enhancement of skills education in the curriculum

The next meeting will be 4:00 PM Thursday September 6th, 2001. Remember that we are temporarily back in the Pediatric Pathology Conference Room.

-Don Innes
-dmr