University of Virginia School of
Curriculum Committee Executive Management Group
Minutes – 05/23/13
Present (underlined) were: Peter Ham, Donald Innes, Keith Littlewood, Nancy McDaniel, Bart Nathan, Casey White, Mary Kate Worden
The USMLE-2CK passing score was raised from 189 to 196 effective July 1, 2012. The committee will review this recommended passing score at their meeting in June 2013—if a change is deemed appropriate, the new recommended minimum passing score will be effective after July 1, 2013. For more information see:
- The proposal schedule framework for
Musculoskeletal/Gastrointestinal/Mind, Brain & Behavior was
- Class can be held Wednesday or Thursday of Labor Day week
when there is no CPD-1.
- The Technical Standards again were reviewed. The voting
continues thus far with all approving and one suggesting minor changes.
Lesley Thomas and Randy Canterbury have also reviewed them.
Learning Needs and Evaluation Center is now the Student
Disability Access Center. Discussion of the cognitive
abilities bullet - Communicate effectively and quickly in both oral and
written formats – concluded that “effectively” alone was more
appropriate, thus - Communicate effectively in both oral and
- Review of the notes from the May 15 Dean’s Town Meeting with
the Class of 2016 found that the student comments were generally
positive with material well-balanced within weeks; patients matched
with System; wish for more PE repetition; correlate PE videos with OSCE
list; CPD readings seem too extensive; questioned “wikipedia-like”
handouts; PSs and TBLs – some too difficult/too easy; re exam some
complained “not testing on the more difficult” material; questioned
time for Human Behavior; questioned path before anatomy; have Worden
and McCollum coordinate anatomy… The typed notes from the meeting will
be distributed when available. CPD-1 should provide a reading and video
list for the “week-at-a-glance.”
- The Renal/Cardiovascular/Pulmonary rescheduling has created
tension with the need to reposition the cardio-pulmonary
- The “party” atmosphere at end of year classes with beach balls, beanbags and cooking needs to be “contained” with the help of the College Deans.