Minutes 09.14.00

Minutes 09.14.00

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes 09.14.00

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), Jerry Short, Bill Wilson, Guest: Margaret Mohrmann, Debra Reed (Secretary)

  1. Meet the Faculty Lunches. Joey Dubose reported that many of the Departments (Peds, Family Practice, Health Evaluation Sciences, Pharmacology, Psych, OB, and Path) have expressed an interest in hosting one of the Meet the Faculty lunches for the students. Throughout Fall, 2000, these lunches will take place once per month. The program might be expanded to twice monthly in the Spring.

  2. Executive Committee Update. Don Innes met with the Deans Executive Commmittee this week to update them on the Curriculum revisions already in place and the plans for the future.

  3. Curriculum Evaluation Format. The draft of the Curriculum Evaluation format was distributed. Bob Bloodgood will perform a final edit before we e-mail the form to Course Directors for their input. After receiving the Course Directors input, the form will be edited as necessary and implementation will begin this fall. The Committee agreed that the Mulholland report should be a part of the evaluation process. The Curriculum Committee will review the evaluation packets from all courses each year. Courses should be able to provide this information within two months after the course in over so that Curriculum Committee suggestions might be made for the following year.

    Course Directors will be encouraged to meet with a group of students periodically to get feedback. The possibility of course directors and selected students getting together for lunch on a monthly basis was discussed.

  4. Bill Wilson will hold a meeting of the Clerkship Directors next week. Implementation of a Clinical Skills assessment will be discussed. The suggested method for documenting these skills is a passport system. See example below. This card, which the student would carry with him listing the basic clinical skills necessary to complete a clerkship, would need to be signed by an a physician (attending or senior resident) on the service with the date that the student successfully completed each skill. The clinical skills listed on the Passport would be specific to each clerkship, designed by each Clerkship Director, and approved by the Clerkship and Curriculum Committee.


    Name_________________________

    Observation by faculty of neurological examination

    Faculty signature/comments

    Mental Status

    __________/_________

    Cranial Nerves

    __________/_________

    Motor

    __________/_________

    Sensory

    __________/_________

    Reflexes

    __________/_________

    Coordination

    __________/_________

    Station and Gait

    __________/_________

    Constructive feedback for students by faculty (including review of H & P by inpatient attending)

    1st 2 weeks (faculty signature)

    ____________________

    2nd 2 weeks (faculty signature)

    ____________________

    On-Call

    Date _____________
    Resident __________________

    The residents on-call are expected to review with the student the evaluation and treatment of these neurological emergencies:

    Resident signature

    Status epilepticus

    _______________

    Acute stroke

    _______________

    Coma

    _______________


    Resident signature

    Lumbar puncture

    _______________

     

    Observed

    _______________

     

    Attempted

    _______________

     

    Successfully completed

    _______________



  5. Reid Adams updated the Committee on the Clinical Correlation pilot program. The first Clinical Correlation is scheduled for 9/25.

  6. The Curriculum Committee meeting schedule and membership and grading policy were discussed briefly.


-Don Innes
-dmr