Minutes 10.07.04

Minutes 10.07.04


Surgery Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.                       
Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Eve BargmannRobert BloodgoodAnita ClaytonGene Corbett, Donald Innes (Chair),  Howard Kutchai, Marcus Martin, Chris Peterson, Jerry Short, Linda WatsonBill Wilson, Brian Wispelwey, Nnaemeka Anyadike, Michael Richardson, Debra Reed (secretary)  Guests:  Gregory Hayden, Addeane Caelleigh, Steven Bomeli
  1. LCME Re-Accreditation Process.  (Gregory Hayden, Addeane Caelleigh)  The next re-accreditation and LCME survey visit is scheduled for fall, 2006.  Addeane Caelleigh, former Editor of Academic Medicine, has been hired to facilitate preparation for the review.  The LCME has specific standards for 1) institutional setting; 2) educational program for MD degree; 3) medical students; 4) faculty and 5) educational resources.  The Curriculum Committee will be actively involved in the "Educational program for MD degrees" section. 

    The LCME will be looking at:
    1) Educational objectives
    2) Structure
    3) Teaching and evaluation
    4) Curriculum management
    5) Evaluation of program effectiveness.

    Important will be the documentation of quantified criteria based on learning, rather than teaching, and comparisons with national norms, whenever possible.  Greg Hayden and Addeane Caelleigh will be pleased to meet with the Curriculum Committee to discuss the re-accreditation work as it progresses. 

  2. Patient Tracker Software.  (Steven Bomeli,  third year medical student, presented his innovative use of Patient Tracker Software on his password protected  PDA to compile patient information and notes for the patient's chart.    Advantages include legibility, accessibility and efficient use of resident/medical student time.   Printing capabilities from the PDA, however, require supplemental equipment to be added to hospital printers - raising funding and accessibility issues.   The Curriculum Committee supports this use of PDAs for medical students and hopes that such use can assist in reconnecting the student to the medical team. Confidentiality of patient information, medical record form compatibility, and software ability to track patient types, ages, disease, etc., are issues that need to be addressed to Stephen Borowitz and John Jackson in HSC ITC for more information and guidance. 

The next meeting of the Curriculum Committee will be Thursday, October 14, 2004.
Donald Innes/dmr