Minutes 03.15.12

Minutes 03.15.12

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes – 03/15/12

Pediatric Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.


Present (underlined) were: Gretchen Arnold, Robert Bloodgood, Megan Bray, Chris Burns, Donna Chen, Eugene Corbett, Thomas Gampper, Peter Ham, Donald Innes (Chair), John Jackson, Keith Littlewood, Nancy McDaniel, Mohan Nadkarni, Bart Nathan, Linda Waggoner-Fountain, Casey White, Bill Wilson,  Mary Kate Worden, Jeremiah Garrison, Brandon Hunter,  Courtney Chou, ,  Debra Reed (secretary)

  1. Policy on Academic and Professional Deficiencies.  The Committee reviewed the proposed policy revisions and offered suggestions for improvement. The policy is now being reviewed by University legal counsel.  The Curriculum Committee approved the draft policy but would like to revisit after the legal review is complete.   Donna Chen will provide comments to Leslie Thomas regarding application of the current policy.

  2. CV and Pulmonary System Reviews.  CV and Pulmonary reviews will be conducted during the April 5 Curriculum Committee meeting.  The CV and Pulmonary System Leaders will be invited to this meeting.

  3. OB/Peds Clerkship Student Numbers. The current numbers of students assigned to these two clerkships was distributed.  Numbers from this past year will be obtained and distributed at the April 5 meeting.   

  4. Surgery Clerkship Rotation Numbers. The Committee briefly discussed the number of students participating in away rotations in the Surgery Clerkship.  This will be revisited when the Mulholland report is presented April 5.

  5.   State Licensure Requirements.  USMLE testing time limits for completing licensing examination sequence in each state was discussed.  Thirty-one schools require all testing to be completed successfully within seven years.  Thirteen schools require all testing to be completed successfully in ten years.  Six states have no time limits in place at the present time.  Two states require Step 3 to be passed within five years of Step 2.  MSTP students are exempted from these timelines.

  6. USMLE Step 1 Scores.  The USMLE scores for first time test takers in 2011 were reviewed.  UVA SOM remains above the national average in all categories.  There were five failures and of those, three have already passed a retest.


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