Minutes 02.14.13

Minutes 02.14.13

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee Executive Management Group
Minutes – 02.14.13

Pediatric Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.

Present (underlined) were: Peter Ham, Donald Innes (Chair), Keith Littlewood, Nancy McDaniel, Bart Nathan, Casey White, Mary Kate Worden, Debra Reed (Secretary)

  1. Announcements.

    A Joint Clerkship Meeting (all clerkship directors at UVA, Salem VA, Fairfax and Bon Secours) will be held on Wednesday 2/20/13 at UVA.  The agenda for the meeting was circulated to the group.

    A table was distributed outlining the progress of the clerkships.   Michele Yoon has been working with the Clerkship Directors to improve learning objectives and student resources.

    A NxGen Curriculum structure document was distributed and input solicited.  This document from Addeane Caelleigh and Don Innes outlines the structure of the curriculum for the Class of 2016 – a similar document will be compiled for the Class of 2017.

  2. Attendance.  The group discussed whether taking attendance in the first year of the curriculum has been productive enough to warrant it’s continued use.  Casey White agreed that the data collected has not been reliable because not all students log in consistently.  The group agreed that since the data obtained has been suspect and the policy has not been popular with the students, taking attendance during the large group activities be discontinued immediately. Attendance will still be required at Patient Interviews, TBLs, Problem sets, CPD-1 small group activities and other specifically identified activities. It was suggested that perhaps a focus group of students could be created to determine if and how attendance could be tracked more successfully in the future.

  3. History of Medicine.  A proposal from Justin Barr, Marcia Childress and Eugene Corbett to look into the development of a history of medicine thread was discussed.  The Curriculum Committee Executive Management Group agreed that the group should investigate creation of such a thread in the current curriculum and share their data with the Curriculum Committee.  Whether to include this thread into the curriculum will be discussed after current data is gathered.  It was agreed that historical medical context might be useful to all students in the practice of medicine, but how it would be incorporated into the curriculum needs further exploration. 

  4. Clerkship Faculty Teaching Remuneration.   The Committee considered student focused sessions taught by designated teaching clinicians in the clerkships.  Implementation may be problematic with current budgetary constraints.

  5. Instructional Methods, Assessment Methods, Resource Types.  A list of current UVA SOM instructional types and methods compared to AAMC standards was briefly discussed.  This list will be further developed and John Jackson will be invited to the next Curriculum Committee Executive Management Group meeting on 2/28/13 to discuss.

Donald J. Innes, Jr., M.D.
Debra Reed