Minutes 10.28.99

Minutes 10.28.99

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes 10.28.99

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 (Mark Mikkelsen), Debra Reed (Secretary)

Discussion continued on the curriculum proposals for year 2000 and beyond. A summary of the proposal rankings was made and presented to the committee. A summary of this compilation is listed below:

A ranking of proposals grouped according to Y1&2 vs. Y3&4 vs. general is as follows.

Restructuring

High

LuncheonActivities

High

Prac of Med Course

High

Exploratory

Medium

Cases/problem solv

Medium

 

 

BasicSciClinReview

Low

Electives Y3/4

Low

 

 

AssocDirectorsTeam

High

Management process

High

DataBaseObjectives

Medium

Grading Uniformity

Medium

Coordinators

Low

Faculty Development

Low

This is essentially the same grouping as the committee in aggregate shown below.

Proposal Year ToStart Priority Rank-Issues

#1 Restructuring

00

1-caution;phase in

#5 Cases/problem solv

00

5-statement of record for guidance of "Principles" & "Clinical" committees and course directors

#6 LuncheonActivities

00

1-merge with #1

#8 Prac of Med Course

00-02

3-merge; develop; phase in & expand pt encounters;$

#11 Exploratory

01-02

1 -Exploratory board; coordination;$

 

 

 

#7 BasicSciClinReview

00

4-important start to life of learning

#10 Electives Y3/4

01-02

2-requires reorganization of clerships

 

 

 

#2 AssocDirectorsTeam

00

2-Associate directors;$$

#4 Management process

01

3-regular 2-3 yr internal/external review

#9 Coodinator

prn

7-use existing/new personnel for coordination & operation (Exploratory & Clinical-Basic Sci CME Review)

#3 DataBaseObjectives

99

99-Mulholland project?

#12 Grading Uniformity

00

6-uniformity within Y1 & Y2; within clerkships; within electives

#13 FacultyDev

prn

prn-the current limited program may expand to meet curriculum needs

 

 

 

Green-primarily Y1/2; Red-primarily Y3/4; Black- general Y1-4


Considering the mission, values and purpose of the institution and the goals and objectives laid out in previous weeks, as well as feasibility issues, the committee discussed the proposals. Based on a consensus regarding the above rankings, the committee agreed to consider the following changes for the year 2000.

  1. Restructuring. Scheduled course activities are limited to mornings until noon and two afternoons per week. A common lunch hour and activities period for years one and two, is incorporated for the purpose of creating an environment conducive to the development of appropriate professional attitudes and social skills.

    All courses are strongly encouraged to engage students in problem solving case-based approaches to learning as appropriate. Courses are encouraged to employ faculty from multiple disciplines as appropriate.

  2.  All courses and clerkships must have both a basic science and clinical director.

  3. A "Practice of Medicine" course will be implemented merging elements of the Doctor-Patient-Illness (DPI), Physical Diagnosis, Human Behavior, Ethics and Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) courses into a single course (Parts 1 & 2) across two years. Primary to the course are weekly [biweekly] patient encounters. The program should be sequential, developing and building on an expanding base of skills and knowledge and experience. Students should work primarily in small groups with physicians and social scientists as faculty members.

  4. Implement a Clinical-Basic Science Review Program for the third and fourth years as an important start to lifelong learning in the practice of medicine.
     
  5. Implement a management process by which the Curriculum Committee through the actions of the "Principles" and "Clinical" committees is responsible for ensuring an integrated curriculum throughout the 4 years of medical school. The content, coordination, integration and pedagogy of courses, clerkships and electives will be reviewed on a regular basis.

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Each proposal was discussed briefly and will be revisited and expanded at future meetings of the Curriculum Committee. The aim will be to implement the five proposals for the 2000 -2001 academic year.

 

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