Minutes 11.19.09

Minutes 11.19.09

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Curriculum Committee

Minutes - 11.19.09

Pediatric Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.                       

Present (underlined) were: Gretchen ArnoldRobert 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

  1. Announcements:

    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.


  2. 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 dji@virginia.edu 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:


  3. 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.

  4. 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 proposed.

    Morning 8-12

     Afternoon 1-5

     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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.