CC 01.06.10

CC 01.06.10

Curriculum Committee Minutes 01.06.10

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes – 01.06.11

Pediatric Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.

Present (underlined) were: Gretchen Arnold, Robert Bloodgood, Megan Bray, Troy Buer, Chris Burns, Donna Chen, Eugene Corbett, Thomas Gampper, Wendy Golden, Donald Innes (Chair), John Jackson, Keith Littlewood, Jim Martindale, Veronica Michaelsen, Mohan Nadkarni, Linda Waggoner-Fountain, Bill WilsonMary Kate Worden,  John Hemler,  Christina Portal,  Nicole White, Guest:  Elizabeth BradleyDebra Reed (secretary)  

  1. Announcements:

    The Claude Moore Medical Education Auditorium (3rd floor Room 3110) is now available in the afternoons to groups outside the medical education program.  Teaching faculty or course directors should contact Lucille Bland, the Resource Scheduler, to check the availability of the room in the afternoons for  practice sessions.

  2. Elective Evaluation Change.  The Committee approved a proposal from Bill Wilson that the following question be added to the Electives evaluation completed by each Elective supervisor:

    At the start of this elective, was this student prepared with the necessary knowledge and skills (from the preclerkship and clerkship experiences) to perform adequately in this elective?

    1_____  2_____  3_____ 4_____  5______
    least prepared                  best prepared

    If no, (one or two) where was improvement needed (please specify)?

    This question will reflect outcomes in the from the preclerkship and clerkship experiences.    Veronica Michaelsen and Elizabeth Bradley will also develop a similar question to pose to the students in their post-clerkship, pre-elective survey.  Data from both questions will be correlated.  Answers to these questions will be examined for deficiencies. 
  3. Clinical Medicine Committee meeting on 12/13/10.  Bill Wilson reported on the recent Clinical Medicine Committee meeting.  Minutes are on posted on the Committee website:

    Highlights included discussion regarding preparations for the 2013 LCME review, especially ED2 (standards and annotation) and ED8 (comparability).  The importance of clerkships developing medical education CEs and documenting who actually attends the CEs was discussed.  Tracking student outcomes post-graduation while maintaining confidentiality by the use of a form with “tear away” name/school information will be explored.  While the information to be obtained would be more useful if specialty information  could be obtained from the Residency Program Coordinators, obtaining this information might breach confidentiality protocols.  The possibility of obtaining confidentiality waivers from the students prior to graduation was briefly discussed.  Data obtained with the confidentiality waivers might be richer and more useful.  Don Innes will ask Addeane Caelleigh to develop a method to survey the graduates beginning as early as next year.

  4. Student Doctor Network postings.  Deans from the School of Medicine will be meeting with the first year class officers today to discuss issues related to student posts on the website with a focus on how to further improve the learning environment with emphasis on efficiency. SMEC President, Nicole White noted in an email “it is quite heartening to read some of the enthusiastic rebuttals that are now up there! I think it would be clear to anyone reading the website that most UVA students do not share the sentiments expressed by one individual who is now significantly outnumbered by overwhelmingly positive remarks”.

  5. Copyright Issues.  Madelyn Wessel has met with the Deans of the School of Medicine and asked that faculty in the School of Medicine be vigilant in posting copyrighted material on the course websites.  Selected material should only be posted for one semester and access must be limited.  The Curriculum Committee asked John Jackson to implement a system to limit access to material on course websites to faculty and students in the School of Medicine.  The following website provides helpful links for teaching faculty on copyright policies

Donald J. Innes, M.D.