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 (Mark
Mikkelsen), Debra Reed (Secretary)
- 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.
- 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>
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.