Minutes 09.05.02

Minutes 09.05.02

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee

Pediatric Pathology Conference Room, 4:00 pm

Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Robert Bloodgood, Victoria Camerini, Anita Clayton, Gene Corbett, Donald Innes (Chair), Vern Juel, Howard Kutchai, Jerry Short, Bill Wilson, Nikhil Rao, Lisa Coray, Debra Reed (secretary)

  1. Funding priorities for medical education. The Committee discussed funding priorities for undergraduate medical education. Many essential programs now in existence appear to be funded at a bare bones level making further budget cuts difficult. In other cases where there is no central accounting the actual cost of programs and therefore the savings are unknown.

    Programs considered by the Committee:
    Individual Courses
    Standardized patient program
    Preceptorship program
    Clinical Connections
    PoM 1 and 2 mentor funding
    Transition course
    Student Affairs
    Office of Medical Education
    Faculty/support staff
    Educational equipment - laboratory and AV
    National board subject exams
    Added from student input:
    In-class resources (notes; lab materials) and other yellow material
    Patient interaction type things
    Physician and other health care professional interaction (POM mentors, clinician lecturers, etc)
    In_class resources (notes, lab materials)
    Online resources (class webpages and the like)
    Enrichment" programs (guest lecture series, conferences

  2. Sexual Health Curriculum. As part of an educational funded study, the students will be given a 50 question knowledge based test on sexual health issues. It was agreed that to comply with UVA test subject protocols the test should be optional. A 96% completion rate was achieved on the first survey.

  3. The agenda for next weeks meeting (9/12/02) will include a review of the Cell and Tissue yearly course update and, time permitting, the review of the OB/GYN and/or Pharmacology reports.
-Don Innes