University of Virginia School of
Surgery Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.
Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Gretchen Arnold, Eve Bargmann, Daniel Becker, Robert Bloodgood, Gene Corbett, John Gazewood, Jennifer Harvey, Donald Innes (Chair), Howard Kutchai, Marcus Martin, Chris Peterson, Jerry Short, Bill Wilson, Anthony DeBenedet, Sixtine Valdelievre, Debra Reed (secretary)
- First Year Fall, 05. The Curriculum Committee will be
reviewing the Fall, 2005 semester of the first year as soon as grades
and evaluations are complete.
- Clinical Medicine Committee. The Clinical Medicine
Committee met on 11/16/05 . Clerkship directors were
reminded to turn in grades on time. Don Innes announced at the
meeting that the Curriculum Committee will be requesting brief updates
from the Clerkships in January/February, 06. A “short” form to glean
necessary information from the Clerkships was obtained at the recent
AAMC meeting. This form will be distributed to the Curriculum
Committee next week. Members should review and send comments or
suggestions to Don Innes. The Committee does not want to
overburden the course directors but believes some information on a
yearly basis is necessary.
Bill Wilson met with a group from JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) today to discuss student’s notes in patient charts. At the present time, whether students are allowed to make notes in the charts is determined by the individual departments. Many of the departments do encourage this as a part of the student’s clerkship experience. It has not been mandated that each student note must be countersigned by an attending but this may happen in the future. Attendings are strongly encouraged to read and edit for accuracy all student notes. The Curriculum Committee agreed that this is a valuable part of the medical student’s education.
- M.D., Ph.D. Program. Curriculum Committee
requirements for M.D. as well as M.D.,Ph.D. students, discussed at last
week’s meeting, have been forwarded to Dean Pearson as well the
Directors of the M.D., Ph.D. program.
- Neuroscience Course. Funding has been offered for the
chair of Neuroscience, Kevin Lee, to recruit outside lecturers for the
Neuroscience Course. Neuroscience is in an unusual position with
a small department and the loss of Virginia Taylor Lyons.
- Graduation Survey. Jerry Short will place the
graduation medical student survey results on the web. All the
clerkship and course directors will be notified so they can review the
- Resident Teaching. There is an LCME standard, ED-24
regarding preparation of residents as teachers. We currently have
a short orientation for all new housestaff when they arrive in July.
Following this individual departments address medical student teaching
by the residents. The Curriculum Committee would like to better
define and enhance what departments offer. The use of
web-based educational opportunities as well as a series of high quality
lectures as part of the regularly scheduled resident lecture series in
each department was discussed. Drs. Gazewood and Rawlings are
developing a web-based program in conjunction with John Jackson that
might be useful to all departments. This would appear to be an
appropriate topic for the GME retreat scheduled for January,
2006. The Committee will develop a statement for distribution to
departments outlining the requirements for resident education as part
of their graduate medical education curriculum.
- Psychiatric Medicine. The Committee discussed the potential reduction of 3 hours of lecture and 2 small group sessions in the 06-07 Psychiatric Medicine schedule. It was agreed that redundancy between the Human Behavior and the Introduction to Psychiatric Medicine courses might be eliminated. [ The committee has asked that the afternoons be free time with the exception of the 2-hours of PoM-2 and the 1-1/2 hour Clinician-Student-Patient Encounter. PoM-2 specialty sessions and Intro Psych Med with patients should each be carefully evaluated for educational need versus student wellness. The Core Systems course directors will meet November the 28th to finalize the 2006-2007 schedule. ]