Minutes 12.01.05

Minutes 12.01.05

University of Virginia School of  Medicine
Curriculum Committee


Surgery Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.                        

Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Gretchen Arnold, Eve Bargmann,  Daniel Becker, Robert BloodgoodGene 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) 

  1. Announcement to Teaching Faculty.    The Committee reviewed a draft of an e-mail that will be sent to all teaching faculty.  This e-mail will outline the 12 Learning Competencies (Objectives) required of medical students.

  2. Residents as Teachers.  Tom Massaro, Dan Becker, Don Innes and other interested faculty will meet to talk about Residents as Teachers (RATs) in the next few weeks.  They will be looking at short term as well as long term goals for enhancing resident teaching skills.

  3. Neuroscience.    Kevin Lee is still looking for guest lecturers to participate in the Neuroscience course and is exploring other suggestions.

  4. Short Clerkship Evaluation Form.  Don Innes asked for comments on the draft of the new abbreviated clerkship evaluation form sent to members this week for review.  The form’s focus has been narrowed to ask for only critical information.   It was suggested that a question regarding equity among clerkship sites be added.  It was also suggested that the shelf exam scores be omitted since they can be provided to the Committee by Jerry Short.  The Committee discussed whether comparing student grades and board scores across the various sites would be helpful.  The Committee was asked to review this form again and e-mail suggestion to Don Innes by 12/6/05 .

  5. 06-07 Schedule.  The second year course directors met on Monday 11/28/05 to finalize the 06-07 second year schedule.   The Clerkship schedule for 06-07 has been distributed and will be finalized shortly.  Bob Bloodgood and John Gazewood were asked to work on the 06-07 first year schedule, making any necessary adjustments based on survey information from 05-06.

    Howard Kutchai asked that a meeting of the first year Physiology/CTS faculty who teach endocrinology be arranged with Drs. Wispelwey, Creutz, and Innes to help eliminate excessive duplication of material especially since this topic is covered both in May of first year and June of second year.  Handouts from this material in both first and second year should be reviewed.

  6. Basic Science for Careers.  Don Innes met with the director of this program, Debra Perina, today.  She will attend a Curriculum Committee meeting in January to outline her plans.  It was suggested that parts of the program might be piloted in fourth year electives.  This program is scheduled to become part of the curriculum in May, 08.

  7. Academy of Distinguished Educators.  Gene Corbett announced that Emil Petrusa, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Curriculum Assessment at Duke University , will be visiting UVA to meet with the ADE on February 8, 9, 2006.  The Curriculum Committee would also like to meet with Dr. Petruso during his visit.  Members suggested possible topics such as “innovations at Duke” or  “how to assess whether curriculum goals are being met.”

  8. Clinical Skills Assessment.  Dr. Corbett announced that the second clinical skills assessment of the year was very successful.  Thirty faculty members were on hand during the exercise.  Eight new OSCEs were developed this year and faculty are now working on eight more for April.

  9. Clinical Skills Educator.  The Committee would like to know how the Clinical Skills Educator project is working out. Michael Rein, charged with setting up the program in the Internal Medicine clerkship, will be contacted and asked for an update.

  10. Guidelines on Sexual Health Curriculum.  Chris Peterson has been asked to participate in a group in Atlanta to outline a sexual health curriculum.

Donald Innes