Minutes 10.21.04

Minutes 10.21.04

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
Minutes
10.21.04

Surgery Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.                         

Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Eve BargmannRobert Bloodgood,  Anita Clayton,  Gene Corbett, Donald Innes (Chair),  Howard Kutchai, Marcus Martin, Chris Peterson, Jerry Short, Linda WatsonBill Wilson, Brian Wispelwey, Nnaemeka Anyadike, Michael Richardson, Debra Reed (secretary) 

  1. Clerkship Directors Meeting.  A joint meeting of clerkship directors from UVA, Salem VA and Roanoke Carilion was held on Wednesday 10/20/04 .  Directors were apprised of the new LCME clerkship standards and the Cells to Society curriculum was outlined.

  2. Basic Science for Careers Course Co-directors.  This week, an advertisement will be e-mailed to all faculty to recruit co-directors for the Basic Science for Careers course. Clerkship specific meetings of Family Med, Intern Med, Neurology, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Surgery were held. Each clerkship discipline will be asked to develop plans for their "Core Clerkship" and share these at the winter meeting.

  3. Pass/Fail Evaluation Data.  Bob Bloodgood outlined evaluation data of the Pass/Fail grading system for the first and second year students.  To date, evaluation data is available for the Class of 2006 (pre-Pass/Fail) - semesters 1-4 and Class of 2007 (semesters 1 and 2). 

  4. Update of Dashboard Data from the Office of Medical Education.   Jerry Short reviewed the latest medical student evaluation data.   Student evaluations of courses and clerkships, overall student satisfaction and USMLE exam score results were discussed.   Student scores on USMLE exams show an increase, however, the national mean is also increasing at a corresponding rate.  UVA School of Medicine is still consistently above the national average. Student evaluation data has also remained consistent. 

    Weakness noted by students have been or will be addressed by the Curriculum Committee.   

The next meeting of the Curriculum Committee will be Thursday, November 11, 2004.  

Donald Innes/dmr