Minutes 09.20.01

Minutes 09.20.01

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes 09.20.01

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 (secretary) 

  1. Pediatric Clerkship Evaluation - William Wilson, M.D., Pediatric Clerkship director, presented an excellent report assessing the Pediatric Clerkship. He found the evaluation process to be an excellent exercise and regarded this as an opportunity to inventory and evaluate the clerkship. As he believes he now has a better handle on the daily schedules of both local and away sites and is reassured that the basic curriculum is equivalent at the various sites.

    Pediatric Clerkship = Total 8 weeks
    4 weeks Inpatient (UVa or Fairfax)

    2 weeks NewBornNursery (UVa)

    2 weeks Outpatient (UVa) "pre fix buffet"


    4 weeks Roanoke:


    2 weeks Inpatient


    1 week clinic


    1 week NewBornNursery

    2 weeks KCRC - Inpatient
    2 weeks Outpatient (UV) "fixed menu"
  2. Passports. The Committee discussed of the roles of attending physicians, residents, hospital support staff in the passport sign-off procedure. An e-mail and letter will be sent to all clerkship directors outlining the passport requirements. Letter and e-mail were sent 09.25.01.

  3. Human Sexuality in the Medical Education Curriculum. Anita Clayton announced that the University of Virginia has been awarded a grant to assess the instruction on human sexuality in the current medical education curriculum and determine ways to further enhance these topics in the future.


-Don Innes