University of Virginia School of
Minutes – 05/03/12
Pediatric Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.
Present (underlined) were: Gretchen Arnold, Robert Bloodgood,
Megan Bray, Chris Burns, Donna Chen, 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, Nicole Cresce,
Guests: Sabrina Nunez, Richard Pearson, Debra
Clerkship Schedule. Further details of the 12-week block clerkship schedule were discussed. A proposal to add a CPX/OSCE exam prior to the beginning of the clerkships, and after each of the 12-week blocks was presented. The first would establish a baseline and evaluate the H&P skills learned in CPD-1. The final CPX would assess the H&P skills learned in CPD-2 (the clerkships). The OSCE/CPXs after the first, second, third and fourth blocks will have a focus on general medicine and surgical H&P skills that should be common to nearly all clerkships. These CPX/OSCE’s will allow monitoring the student’s progression in the clerkships with formative feedback. The exam prior to the clerkship would be a part of the Transition Course. The final CPX exam would take place during DX/RX. The final CPX/OSCE would be comprehensive and include elements of all clerkships. The mid-point CPX/OSCE could be more extensive as there is more time available. College dean meetings, mentor meetings, and workshops, etc. could be held during the week long mid-point session. The Committee approved of the proposal that will be further developed and then brought back to the Committee with more detail.
The clerkships must offer a mid-clerkship formative evaluation to the students. This evaluation must be directly tied to the clerkship learning objectives.
Donald J. Innes, Jr., M.D.