University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes 11.18.99

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 (Mark Mikkelsen), Debra Reed (Secretary)

  1. Graphs comparing course and lecture hours at the University of Virginia School of Medicine to other schools across the United States were distributed. Information was base on data from the 1998-1999 AAMC Curriculum Directory. A revision of the graphic illustrating curriculum integration is shown below.

  2. Steve Meixel brought an article in the British Medical Journal to the attention of the committee entitled "Changing the doctor-patient relationship. Are we providing doctors with the training and tools for lifelong learning? by AF Shaughnessy and DC Slawson. The article is published on the WEB at the following address: <http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/319/7220/1280>

  3. A document describing "Fundamental Principles for Medical Education" was discussed. This document will be incorporated into the Strategic Steps to a 2020 Curriculum of Excellence and will become part of the Education portion of the School of Medicines Strategic Plan. The Strategic Steps... document will be placed on the Curriculum WEB site for faculty and student review/comments.

  4. Bill Wilson noted that the students were most receptive to the "ClinicalBasic Science Review Program" for the third and fourth years at the Deans Town Meeting this week. There is great interest on the part of students and faculty for initiating this program on a monthly format rather than quarterly offering. The Practice of Medicine Committee will revisit this at their next meeting.

  5. Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday observance, there will be no meeting of the Curriculum Committee next week (November 25, 1999). The next meeting will be December 2, 1999.

Donald J Innes, M.D.