Minutes 10.14.99

Minutes 10.14.99

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes 10.14.99

Pediatric Pathology Conference Room,4:00 p.m.

Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Robert Bloodgood, Anita Clayton, Al Connors, Gene Corbett, Joanna Goldberg, Donald Innes (Chair), Steven Meixel, Jerry Short, Bill Wilson, Robb Williams, Debra Reed (Secretary)


  1. A copy of the report to the Dean, "The New Clinical Information System: It's Effect on Students and Medical Education" was distributed. The Curriculum Committee asked Dr. Short to prepare a letter to Health Systems Administration requesting their cooperation in realizing the potential for medical education with the Integrated Information Management System.

  2. A revised draft copy of "Goals 2000 - Short Term Steps to a 2020 Curriculum of Excellence" was distributed. The report includes the goals and objectives for management of the curriculum and 13 tentative proposals for academic year 2000. A vigorous discussion ensued as the committee worked to understand the nature of the proposals.

    Committee members were asked to study this document and prioritize the proposals for 2000 by both importance to the educational mission of the school and by ease of implementation. Consideration must be given to the inter-related or interdependent nature of several of the proposals and to the feasibility of short term versus long term projects. In addition, consider that certain short term, immediate steps can be taken with further changes to follow if developments warrant.

    We hope to make the proposal available for general review next week.

    Steve Meixel spoke to proposal #8. The CCRC has met with the course directors involved (DPI, Phys Dx, Ethics, ICM, Human Behavior, Epidemiology)and they expressed a willingness to integrate their courses around a Practice of Medicine course. This integration would occur in conjunction with a reduction in the amount of lecture time. Integration is an issue of content not scheduling. The CCRC efforts were endorsed and Dr. Meixel was asked by the committee to continue work on this project.

Donald J Innes, M.D. Tel. (434) 924-5198
Associate Dean for Curriculum FAX (434) 924-8060
Department of Pathology e-mail dji@virginia.edu
Box 168 UVA - Medical Center
University of Virginia UVA Old Med School Bldg.
Charlottesville, VA 22908 Room CTR 3694