University of Virginia School of Medicine
Minutes - 11.19.09
Pediatric Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.
Present (underlined) were: Gretchen Arnold, Robert Bloodgood, Megan Bray, Eugene Corbett, Thomas Gampper, Wendy Golden, Donald Innes (Chair), Keith Littlewood, Veronica Michaelsen, Mohan Nadkarni, Chris Peterson, Jerry Short, Linda Waggoner-Fountain, Bill Wilson, Mary Kate Worden, Emily Binns for Lisa Herrmann, Evan Lapinsky, Brad Bradenham, Debra Reed (secretary) Guest: James Martindale
Congratulations go to Eugene C. Corbett, Jr., M.D. , who was honored with the 2009 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award. The Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards were established by the AOA medical honor society in 1988 to provide national recognition to faculty members who have distinguished themselves in medical student education. The award is named for long-time AOA executive secretary Robert J. Glaser, M.D.
- Curriculum Planning Report. An excerpt from the Curriculum
Planning Report and the Next Generation Curriculum week-by-week grid
schedule were distributed to the Curriculum Committee. The Committee
was asked to carefully review these documents. Members were asked to
submit suggestions for improvements to Don Innes by e-mail email@example.com and were also asked
to be prepared to discuss the documents at the December 3 Curriculum
Committee meeting for approval.
The history and context for curriculum change, design goals and principles and overall curriculum design are outlined in the document. The program evaluation plan and planned "next steps" such as curriculum development, curriculum mapping and student assessment are also outlined. The student assessment part of the plan as well as the CPD program is perhaps the most fluid part of the report at this time and will be further defined as the curriculum continues to develop. Specific time requests within each system for CPD afternoon activities need to be presented in written form.
The distributed excerpt does not include the pages referring each item on the schedule grids to their respective goals and objectives and defining the types of learning activities planned for each item. This part of the report is quite lengthy and will be posted online for members to review.
These documents are also available on the UVA Collab site on both the Curriculum and SOMCurriculumRenewal sites:
- Most Common Noncompliances from LCME surveys (10/05-6/09
Last week Don Innes reported on the most common noncompliance issues from the LCME surveys 10/05-6/09) that were presented at the recent AAMC meeting. See Curriculum Committee minutes from 11/12/09. This week he expanded on those noncompliances and discussed how the University of Virginia School of Medicine is addressing them. Many of the noncompliances result from not being able to demonstrate or prove compliance and/or provide documentation.
- AM vs PM Classes in the Next Generation Curriculum. The
structure for the distribution of first and second year classes in the
new Medical Education building between the Learning Studio and the
Standard Lecture Hall was discussed at a previous meeting and the
consensus was to leave all structured activities in the preclerkship
curriculum in the morning. If this becomes an issue as the curriculum
develops it will be addressed at that time. The following structure for
daily activities in the first 1.5 years of the curriculum is
Year 1 Fall Structured Class Activities CPD, SIM, College Functions Year 1 Spring Structured Class Activities CPD, SIM, College Functions Year 2 Fall Structured Class Activities CPD, SIM, College Functions
Jordan 1-14 and 1-5. The Committee agreed that even after the new medical education building opens, one of the current classrooms in Jordan Hall should be reserved for the preclinical curriculum for at least the start-up year.
The Curriculum Committee will next meet on 12/03/09 at 4:00 p.m. in the usual Pediatric Conference Room. Happy Thanksgiving!
Donald J. Innes, Jr., M.D.