Minutes 10.19.00

Minutes 10.19.00

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes 10.19.00

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.  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 diagnosis.

    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) into PoM-2.

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.


-Don Innes