Minutes 10.31.02

Minutes 10.31.02

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee

Pediatric Pathology Conference Room, 4:00 pm

Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Robert Bloodgood, Anita Clayton, Lisa Coray, Gene Corbett, Donald Innes (Chair), Vern Juel, Howard Kutchai, Nikhil Rao, Jerry Short, Bill Wilson, Brian Wispelwey, Debra Reed (secretary)

  1. Osteopathic Medicine - Information regarding the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center was distributed.

  2. Psychiatric Medicine Clerkship Update. A letter was received from Pam Herrington, clerkship director, outlining the improvements made to the Psychiatric Medicine Clerkship. Considerable effort has been made to improve consistency between sites. Each site now uses the same written exam, oral exam format and clinical evaluation form. A common formula for calculation of grades is used. A written curriculum has been developed. The Curriculum Committee applauds these efforts.

  3. Basic Science for Careers and Practice Realities for Careers. The Curriculum Committee began a discussion of the vision, goals, methods and implementation for proposed courses, Basic Science for Careers (BSC) and Practice Realities for Careers(PRC). To be continued Wednesday November 6th at 1:30 in usual place.

-Don Innes