Surgery Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.
Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Eve Bargmann,
Robert Bloodgood, Anita Clayton, Gene
Corbett, Donald Innes (Chair), Howard Kutchai,
Marcus Martin, Chris Peterson, Jerry Short, Linda
Watson, Bill Wilson, Brian Wispelwey, Nnaemeka
Anyadike, Michael Richardson, Debra Reed (secretary)
- Clinical Medicine Committee. The CMC met last week to
discuss the imminent curriculum transition beginning July 2005.
Everyone is in agreement that the transition is beneficial and each
clerkship director is working out the details of the transition in
their respective courses.
Student Notes. The issue of student notes in patient’s
charts was discussed.Students need to be taught the documentation
skills necessary for the best practice of medicine. The student note
allows for appraisal of the students information gathering and
assessment skills and demonstrates value to the medical team,
especially if the notes become part of the patient record. Furthermore,
student documentation skills are now evaluated in USMLE -3CS. The
Committee strongly recommends that all clerkships have students prepare
patient notes and that these notes be critiqued by residents and
faculty. Whether the student note becomes part of the patient
record is to be determined by the individual clerkships. This should be
brought to the Clinical Medicine committee for discussion and if
On-line Clerkship Evaluations. The on-line evaluation
system will likely be piloted in the spring of ‘05, with start up
scheduled for July, 05.
Clinical Skills Educator. Don Innes asked the
subcommittee (Drs. Corbett, Rein and Wispelwey) working on developing a
job description and curriculum for this program to have it to the
Committee by December ‘04 for presentation. This program will be
piloted spring ‘05.
Alliance for Clinical Education. The
Alliance for Clinical Education (ACE) is a multidisciplinary group to
enhance clinical instruction of medical students.
ACE’s mission is to foster collaboration across specialties in order to
promote excellence in clinical education of medical students.
Each of the following groups provide curricular guidelines.
Clerkship directors are encouraged to belong to these groups and
utilize their resouces.
Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO)
Association for Surgical Education (ASE)
Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM)
Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors/American Academy of
Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP)
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
The next meeting of the Curriculum Committee will be Thursday,
November 18, 2004 .