Minutes 10.14.10

Minutes 10.14.10

Curriculum Committee Minutes 10.14.10

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes – 10.14.10

Pediatric Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.


Present (underlined) were: Gretchen Arnold,  Robert Bloodgood, Megan Bray, John Jackson for Troy Buer, Donna Chen, Eugene Corbett, Thomas Gampper, Wendy Golden, Donald Innes (Chair), Keith Littlewood, Jim Martindale, Veronica Michaelsen, Mohan Nadkarni, Linda Waggoner-Fountain, Bill WilsonMary Kate WordenXian Zhao for John Hemler,  Christina Portal,  Nicole White, Debra Reed (secretary)  

  1. Announcement:

    The Learning Studio and Auditorium in the Claude Moore Medical Education Building will be restricted to Medical School activities for at least the next 16 months to allow medical students and SOM faculty to be able to schedule the rooms in the afternoon for meetings, AV instruction, practice, etc.

    It is reported that Jordan 1-5, 1-14, and 1-17 will be renovated in sequence beginning next summer (2011).  These rooms are still available to undergraduate medical education courses but priority is given to Graduate Programs in the School of Medicine.

  2. Recruitment and Selection of Clerkship Director(s).  The Committee discussed the proposed policy for selection of Clerkship Directors.  Many suggestions were offered – the draft will be amended based on today’s discussion and forwarded to the Committee for approval.  After the draft policy is approved the draft policy will be presented to the Dean for discussion.

    Similar policies will be developed for the recruitment and selection of System and Thread Leaders.

  3. Epic and Medical Students.  There has been much recent consternation by students and faculty that medical students are not designated a role in Epic.  Dean Randy Canterbury is aware of the problem and it is being worked on.  There is supposed to be a shadow version of Epic available to the students – it appears this is not functioning at the present time.  The SOM wants to make sure than medical students are not being disenfranchised from the health care system.  If federal guidelines are the problem, then that may need to be addressed in Washington.


Donald J. Innes, Jr., M.D.