Surgery Conference Room, 4:00
Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Eve Bargmann,
Robert Bloodgood, Anita Clayton,
Gene Corbett, Carl Creutz, Donald Innes
(Chair), Vern Juel, Howard Kutchai, Chris
Peterson, Jerry Short, Linda Watson, Bill
Wilson, Brian Wispelwey, Maria Meussling, Ryan
Zaklin, Debra Reed (secretary)
Addition to minutes of 9/4/03: In discussion
of the Basic Science for Careers the importance of including a
component of clinical skills training was seen as essential to link the
focused basic science to the career.
National Board of Medical Examiners Step 2 Scores for
02-03. The University of Virginia School of Medicine average
scores were well above the national mean.
Discussion of proposed Curriculum enhancements and Design and
Suggestions were made for team members of the various teams who will
be developing the curriculum proposals. Each member of the Curriculum
Committee was asked to participate in one or more of the teams.
Suggestions were made regarding team participants but ultimately each
team leadership (chair and/or co-chair) will organize their own teams.
UVA residents in particular those who graduated from the University of
School of Medicine should also be recruited to provide input to various
teams. The Committee agreed that smaller groups should be assembled for
the design portion of the team and an expanded group for development.
All teams should have student members.
Design and Development Teams:
Basic Science for Careers - Vern
Juel and Reid Adams, Brian
Wispelwey, Jerry Short, Maria Meussling, Bill Wilson
Career Practice Enhancement - Ruth
Gaare and Tom Massaro, Carolyn Engelhard, Tim
Garson, Anita Clayton
“Cells to Society” - Chris
Peterson and Gene Corbett [Marcia
Foundations of Medicine & Core Systems –
Eve Bargmann and Bob Bloodgood
Exploratory - David Cattell-Gordon, John
Gazewood, [Howard Kutchai, Don Innes]
Medical Decisions & Critical Thinking –
Linda Watson, [Brian Wispelwey, Steve Heim]
The Contemporary Clerkship/Elective/Selective –
Bill Wilson and Meg Keeley [Gene
Corbett, Brian Wispelwey]
All teams will be referencing the tenets
of the Curriculum Committee when developing the new segments of the
Objectives for Undergraduate Medical Education
Competencies Required of the Contemporary Physician
Expectations for the Curriculum
Medicine Criteria for Curricular Design, Implementation and
The Exploratory team will work in conjunction
with the Hospital to develop community- based activities for the
medical students. Initial thoughts are that this program be one
afternoon per week for two semesters during the first two years of
The Cells to Society program should focus is on
patients; it should connect patients and the students and reference
aspects of the Foundations of Medicine from molecular to cultural and
global health issues, e.g. CHF, diabetes-obesity, pregnancy,
HIV-cancer. The program should impart a sense of the spectrum of
knowledge used by a physician and excite the students about their study
of medicine. The program is proposed as a three-morning program
following orientation for first year students. The “Cells to Society”
D&D team should design an appropriate program structure and bring
this to the Curriculum Committee.
The Medical Decisions and Critical Thinking program
was outlined for new members. The programs is more than basic
computer skills, it involves communication skills, data analysis for
research and patient care, and development of critical thinking
skills. The program is not a “course” but rather integration of
information within the entire four year program as well as assessment
of student progress.
The first step in developing the Contemporary
Clerkship/Elective/Selective will be getting the course
directors to outline goals/content of individual clerkships. In
development, the team will attempt to “throw out the calendar”
(required “weeks” of clerkship”) and determine what needs to be taught
and how much time it takes to do so. The curriculum should be
coherent and in the proper proportions.
Basic Science for Careers and the Career Practice Enhancement
program teams will be provided with preliminary program outlines.
Team leaders should organize teams – keeping them small – but
soliciting input from across the student body and faculty. Each team
was asked to meet at least once in the next two weeks and for the
Curriculum Committee member to report back to the full committee on
Thursday, October 2nd.
Addendum: Arrangements are being made to hold an
“Open-House” for faculty and student discussion of the
curriculum September 30th from 12 until 5 in the
Jordan Conference Ctr. rooms 2B & 2C.
Please try to represent the committee during at
least some part of the afternoon. Our role is to listen and answer