Minutes 12.02.04

Minutes 12.02.04

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
Minutes
12.02.04

Surgery Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.                   

Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Eve BargmannRobert BloodgoodAnita ClaytonGene Corbett, Donald Innes (Chair),  Howard Kutchai, Marcus Martin, Chris Peterson, Jerry Short, Linda WatsonBill Wilson, Brian Wispelwey, Nnaemeka Anyadike, Michael Richardson, Debra Reed (secretary) 

  1. Basic Science for Careers Co-Directors.  Don Innes has received approximately eight applications from faculty interesting in these positions.  Most are clinicians but there are a few from Basic Science educators.  The applications will be reviewed by a search committee  (Richard Pearson, Donald Innes, Jerry Short and two members of the Curriculum Committee, Williams Wilson and Robert Bloodgood) and followed by interviews with selected applicants in early January.

  2. University of Washington School of Medicine Colleges – Back to the Bedside.  Jerry Short presented a film demonstrating an innovative technique used for teaching medical students at the University of Washing School of Medicine Colleges.   A core group of faculty (~30) are responsible for bedside teaching early in the second year and throughout the third year.   Students at the end of the second year in this program are well-prepared for the clerkship year.  The program cements in the students a dedication to patient care and service. 

  3. Mentorship Program.  John Gazewood’s proposal for pairing students with a consistent faculty mentor throughout the first and second years of medical school was discussed briefly. The proposal is to provide a patient encounter with a physician approximately one afternoon a week for 1-1/2 hours.  This physician could also serve as a faculty mentor for the student. Currently, one-on-one “mentoring” by a faculty member in the first two years of medical school is usually student initiated and informal.

  4. Status of Medical Education Building .   Bob Bloodgood updated the Committee on the work of the Medical Education Building Committee.  The Committee recently met with Shirley Dugdale – consultant, currently in town for 2nd visit.  The building will have about 36,000 square feet assignable space in five floors (about 7,000 sq ft assignable space per floor).  The cost of the building is $25 million and is firm (longer time, less value). 

    Major areas:
    Atrium, admissions, financial aid, learning support services
    Common Spaces (cafe, student lounge, lockers, Mulholland Offices)
    Simulation Center – Marcus Martin
    Clinical Skills Center
    Two large teaching spaces (for 1st and 2nd year classes)
    Small group teaching spaces (10 person rooms; 35 person rooms)

    Due to limitations in space, at this point in the planning process, Gross Anatomy labs; 2nd floor Jordan Hall teaching lab space will not be housed the new building.

    Various layouts for the two large teaching spaces for first and second year were demonstrated and discussed. 

    Plans for the Simulation Center will discussed in more detail by Dr. Martin at a Curriculum Committee meeting in January.

    Plans for a Clinical Skills Center will discussed in more detail by Drs. Short and Corbett at a Curriculum Committee meeting in January.

The next meeting of the Curriculum Committee will be Thursday, December 9, at 4:00 in the Surgery Conference Room.   Agenda:   1) Dr. Claudette Dalton will discuss the second year Preceptorship Program.  2) Drs. Eugene Corbett, Michael Rein, and Brian Wispelwey will present their proposal for the  Clinical Skills Educator program.

Donald Innes/dmr