Minutes 04.15.10

Minutes 04.15.10

Curriculum Committee 04.15.10

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes – 04.15.10

Pediatric Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.

Present (underlined) were: Gretchen ArnoldRobert Bloodgood, Megan Bray, Donna Chen, Eugene Corbett, Thomas Gampper, Wendy Golden, Donald Innes (Chair), Keith Littlewood, Veronica Michaelsen, Mohan Nadkarni, Chris Peterson, Jerry Short, Linda Waggoner-Fountain, Bill Wilson (Acting Chair),  Mary Kate Worden,  John Hemler, Christina Portal,  Debra Reed (secretary)   Guest: Jason Woods

  1. Mulholland Report.  Jason Woods  presented the Mulholland Report findings to the Committee along with student recommendations for improvement.
    General Remarks:
    —  Overall 3rd year rating roughly the same for last decade
    —  Family Medicine highest rated again ( 5 years in a row)
    —  Pediatrics lowest rated (2 years)
    —  Drastic change for Neurology

    Mulholland Report 2010

    There were difficulties collecting data:
    Geographic site data (both subjective and objective) was not available because the surveys did not register site location.
    The evaluation data was not available to report writers until September at which point many changes had already been made by the clerkship directors in response to the on-line surveys.  For the Mulholland Report to remain useful, the Review group would like to have data made available to them after each block.
    Clinical Connection data is still collected using paper surveys.  The Review group would like to see these evaluations done online as well.     It was reported that many students checked in and out of the Clinical Connections but did not stay for the majority of the sessions – thus making evaluation data far less reliable. 

    Concerns highlighted in the Mulholland report and student suggestions to address these concerns.

    Expectations and feedback: consistently remarked on across clerkships and over time
    — Create Mentorship programs in all clerkships? (similar to OB preceptor)
    — Require weekly feedback line on passport?
    — Patient Diversity - VA hospitals, FM/AIM
    — Use Clip or Simple type web based cases to compensate for the lack of diversity at the VA Hospital and  Family Medicine and AIM clerkships.

    Travel and reimbursements
    — Find funds to alleviate transportation expenses for away rotations

    Medicine selectives 3rd year?  
    — With the advent of the new curriculum, include medicine selectives as well as surgery selectives in the third year curriculum if possible.
    — Shadowing other services during rotation?
    — Find out and inform students whether it is possible to shadow other services during rotations at away sites (Roanoke) during off days of their rotations.

    Salem internet access
    — Already in place now

    Request for outpatient Psych
     — Explore student participation in outpatient Psych settings\

    — Increase outpatient exposure and responsibility (less students – more patients)
    — Explore outside placement for students as in AIM and FM?

    — To help with “student overload” at  UVA, explore night float?  other sites? and 1 on 1 matching with interns
    — Create more GENERAL outpatient exposure: 2 week at preceptor site similar to AIM/FM?
    — On outpatient rotation – have students spend more time in fewer clinics


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