University of Virginia School of
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, Debra
- Don Innes briefed the committee on his presentation to the Dean's
Executive Committee. Discussion of the curriculum will continue to
be a regular feature of the Executive committee and a major forum for
input into the curriculum from the chairs. Both the "Principles"
and the "Clinical" committees are important representative venues of
input into the curriculum.
- Steve Meixel brought the Curriculum Committee up to date on the
Practice of Medicine Course development. Representatives from
Physical Diagnosis, DPI, Ethics, Human Behavior, CCRC, and the student
body are working together to develop this course. The group has met
three times and favors creation of "ICM-like" modules with DPI and
Physical Diagnosis as the backbone of the course. The sequence of the
subject matter in this course is very important. Efforts will be made
to coordinate subject matter with other courses. Mentors should
be attending physicians if at all possible and a faculty development
workshop will likely be necessary for all preceptors. The medical
student on the committee recommended involving ICM with the creation of
these modules. Linking first and second year students with a "big
brother or big sister" from the third and fourth years is a
consideration. The subcommittee aims to have a formal plan by the
beginning of December. This subgroup will meet twice in the next two
weeks and present their ideas to the Principles of Medicine
Committee at their next meeting - December 7, 1999, 3:00 p.m. in the
Cell Biology Library. Advice from the Principles and Curriculum
Committees regarding the POM course will be solicited.
- Bill Wilson reviewed the progress of the Clinical Medicine
Committee. The CMC is working on a plan for a Clinical Basic Science
Review Program for the third and fourth years. They propose a
pilot program to be initiated on a quarterly basis beginning in
June/July, 2000 with expansion to a monthly format the following
year. A short list of topics has been discussed. Who will direct
this program and how to best get and document the attendance of
students is also under discussion.
- An open meeting for the Curriculum Committee is planned for
Wednesday, January 12, 2000 from 3:00-5:00 pm in PCC - Classroom A. An
invitation will be extended to all faculty members to meet with the
committee informally and share their views on the curriculum.
Donald J Innes, M.D.