Minutes 10.05.00

Minutes 10.05.00

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes 10.05.00

Pediatric Pathology Conference Room, 4:00 pm

Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Robert Bloodgood, Anita Clayton, Al Connors, Gene Corbett , Joseph Dubose, (Travis Stork), Joanna Goldberg, Donald Innes (Chair), Jerry Short, Bill Wilson, Debra Reed (Secretary)

  1. Vacant Curriculum Committee seat. A preliminary list of candidates to fill the open position on the Curriculum Committee was discussed. Don Innes will begin contacting the proposed candidates and report back to the Committee.

  2. PoM-1 & PoM-2. PoM-1 Directors, John Gazewood and Eve Bargman will be invited to next week's Curriculum Committee meeting to discuss how the progress of the course thus far and their plans for the future. PoM-2 (former ICM course) Director and Coordinator, Brian Wispelwey and Darci Lieb will be invited to discuss necessary modifications in their course to achieve a better connection to PoM-1. ICM is an excellent course but more patient physical examination and interview skills should be incorporated to continue the progress made in PoM-1. The Committee thought that what is taught in the "Transition Course" taken prior to third year, should be expanded and incorporated into PoM-2. The Committee would like to see a blend of "paper" cases and real patient involvement on a regular ongoing basis. It was suggested that PoM-2 could also be improved using audiovisual aids much as PoM-1 has done. See WEB site: http://hsc.virginia.edu/med-ed/pom/

    Time allocation and course content for both the first and second year POoM courses was discussed briefly and will be revisited after meeting with Drs. Gazewood, Bargman and Wispelwey next week.

    The Committee recommends that a PoM-2 Working Group be established to design the transition and modify the courses as needed.

  3. Educational Space - Talks continue on the Medical School acquisition of one floor of the Genesis Building (Towers) to be designated for medical student small group teaching space. Planning dollars for a new building dedicated to medical education will be requested from the State in the next budget submission according to the Dean.

  4. Curriculum Information Sheet. Don Innes distributed a preliminary Curriculum Information sheet to the Committee. This information sheet will be expanded and used to respond to inquiries on course hours, what is taught, in what course topics are covered, etc. Committee member input is requested.

-Don Innes