University of Virginia School of
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
- PoM-2. The Curriculum Committee formulated preliminary
goals and a design team for the ICM transformation into PoM-2.
a) Ensure a smooth integration of the PoM-1 content and skills with
PoM-2, especially in regard to interviewing skills and physical
b) Increase the frequency of patient contact and the level of
physical examination and interview skills training in PoM-2.
Develop a plan to increase formal inpatient and outpatient clinical
exposure in the second year for all students.
c) Ensure a smooth transition from PoM-2 into the clerkships in
regard to clinical interview and physical examination skills. Develop a
plan to incorporate elements of the skills and content currently
addressed in the Basic Patient Care Skills course (Transition course)
d) Improve the interdisciplinary nature of weekly tutorial cases
to involve when appropriate Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, Surgery, and Psychiatry
as well as Medicine.
e) Improve topical coordination between PoM-2 and the other second
year courses (Introduction to Psychiatric Medicine, Microbiology,
Pathology and Pharmacology).
A PoM-2 Design Group is forming including Brian Wispelwey, Darci
Lieb, Eve Bargmann, John Gazewood, Jonathan Moreno, Hilary Sanfey and
Jerry Short. The Committee recommended inclusion of representatives
from the Clinical Clerkship Committee and the Generalist Initiative
Program (Squillace). The Committee asked that advice be sought from
representatives of the Transition Course (Tina Brashers), Pediatrics
(Bill Wilson), and selected members of the PoM-1 planning committee and
that they be included in the discussion as indicated. The Curriculum
Committee recommends that the planning committee begin work in November
and have proposals ready by January/February 2000, with implementation
to begin Fall, 2001.
To increase coordination of the second year courses, a Saturday retreat
for the second year course directors, much like the first year retreat
last year, will be planned for January.
- LCME Report. Jerry Short reported that the response to the
LCME is about 50% completed. The Clinical Medicine Committee will
forward the Neurology passport to him and the other clerkship passports
as soon as they are ready, for inclusion in the response.
- Grading issues. A subcommittee will be formed in January
2001 from the Curriculum Committee and selected course directors to
review options for the grading system.
- Exam Workshop. A group from the LCME will be invited to
present a workshop on writing and more specifically editing test
questions. All course directors and other interested faculty will be
encouraged to attend.
- On-line Test Administration. Bob Bloodgood suggested the
committee review on-line test administration. MUSC has begun to use
such a system. We will seek more information on this system and
consider a demonstration.
- The next meeting is 11/2/00. Reid Adams and Joanna Goldberg will be
asked to review the second Clinical Connection with the Committee in
November. Planning for direction, leadership and expansion of the
program will be discussed.