University of Virginia School of
Pediatric Pathology Conference Room, 4:00 PM
Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Robert Bloodgood,
Victoria Camerini, Anita Clayton, Al Connors, Gene
Corbett, Donald Innes (Chair), Nelle Linz, David Shonka,
Jerry Short, Howard Kutchai, Bill Wilson, Debra
- Clinical Connections. The Committee recommends that the
Clinical Connections course institute a regular schedule of meetings
(approximately four times per year, e.g. April/May, late June,
September/October and January/ February) to organize the year and as
the year progresses review the organization of upcoming programs and
analyze completed programs. The meetings would allow for evaluation
data to be reviewed and improvements to be implemented.
- Clinical Medicine Committee. The Committee recommends that
the Clinical Medicine Committee institute a regular schedule of
meetings (a minimum of four times per year, e.g. two fall and two
winter/spring). If the proposal for electives administration change is
adopted the CMC will assume an active role as an advisory group for the
electives course director(s).
Bill Wilson is organizing monthly meetings of the Clinical Medicine
Committee - January, February, and March, 2002.
- AAMC Project on the Clinical Education of Medical Students.
A report on this project was distributed to the Committee. Additional
copies for the Clinical Medicine Committee will be requested for the
members of the Clinical Medicine Committee.
- Continuing Discussion of Clerkships:
- 1) Variation of experience from one individual clerkship site to
2) Providing clerkship expectations for the students
3) Establishment of a formal curriculum in each clerkship
4) Uniform clerkship evaluation forms
This will be discussed at the next CMC meeting. Jerry Short will work
on the WEB based evaluation with the CMC. The evaluation form should
be consistent over all clerkships with space for free text for
comments regarding clerkship specific items.
- 5) Uniform methods and proceedures for evaluation of student
- Grades must be uniform at all sites. While this process is
consistent at all sites in most clerkships, there are some, such as
Psychiatric Medicine which are not. The Curriculum Committee will
obtain copies of each clerkships evaluation form.
- 6) Lack of clerkship support staff
- The possibility of hiring of a Clerkship support staff person to
provide support to all clerkship directors was discussed. Duties could
include such items as the student evaluation process, clerkship
- 7) Improving resident teaching skills
- It was suggested that a program be implemented in each department
with guidance from the Medical Education office to increase resident
teaching skills. The guidance from Medical Education office should be
in the form of specific topics/curriculum. This program might become
part of each departments current series of resident lectures. This
Residents as Teachers program would be geared toward incoming first
year residents at inception. Current Surgery resident teaching programs
will be discussed with Doug Newberg. This program should be required
and some reward such as a certificate might be instituted. This program
should also be implemented at the away sites. The program might also
include topics supplied by the Student Advocacy Committee. Jerry Short
will speak with John Franko, the new Chair of the Student Advocacy
Committee regarding this.
Development of a web based resident teaching module will also be
considered. Residents would receive credit toward the teaching
certificate after completing the web based program.
- These ideas will be forwarded to Dr. Wheby.