Minutes 11.11.04

Minutes 11.11.04


Surgery Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.

Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Eve BargmannRobert BloodgoodAnita ClaytonGene 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. 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.
  2. 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 appropriate, recommendations.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 (ADMSEP)
    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 Neurology (CNCD)
    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 .

Donald Innes/dmr