University of Virginia School of
Curriculum Executive Management Group
Minutes – 01.12.12
Pediatric Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.
Present (underlined) were: Peter Ham, Donald Innes, Keith Littlewood, Nancy McDaniel (Acting Chair), Bart Nathan, Casey White, Mary Kate Worden, Debra Reed (Secretary)
CPD-2 Redesign. Nancy McDaniel outlined initial plans for oversight and integration of clinical performance development in the clerkships. Items that might be integrated and monitored throughout all the clerkships include:
abdominal issues (pain)
cardiopulmonary issues i.e. shortness of breath
mental status (behavioral, personality, confusion issues)
patient “hand off” skills
pain management – could easily be multidisciplined and require interprofessional interaction (i.e. nursing) – also include nontraditional treatments
end of life
clinical decision making
Identifying these themes and using the passports to track student performance and enhance integration between the clerkships was discussed.
Clerkship passports for the Class of 2014 will be electronically monitored. John Jackson will have the electronic passports ready by February 12, 2012. John will be asked to provide to this Committee a list of all the passport skills which will be reviewed looking for skills suitable for integration and appropriate levels of competency,
Cases being developed by a medical student as part of a teaching elective for dermatology will be made available to many of the clerkships and will also enhance integration. Whether other areas might be covered across clerkships in this manner will be investigated.
A set of higher level learning objectives will be developed for all clerkships and then individual clerkship directors will be able to add learning objectives specific to their clerkship.