Minutes 05.30.12

Minutes 05.30.12

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee Executive Management Group
Minutes – 05/30/12

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, Guests:  Jim Martindale, Sabrina Nunez, Debra Reed (secretary)

  1. Next Generation Procedures.   The group reviewed the procedures document in detail.  Suggestions for modifications were made.

    The definition of types of learning activities for the “Pay for Teaching” model elicited numerous comments.  Labs will be considered active learning as long as students are evaluated on their performance.

    Attendance will be taken at all activities, but not all activities will be required. Lectures will not be required.  If a student has multiple absences (three or more) they will be reported to their College Dean and Student Affairs.

    It should be emphasized that there is added value in attending lectures.

    System Leaders must be specific when categorizing curriculum elements in Oasis. An activity categorized as case discussion, may in fact be predominantly lecture and should be categorized in Oasis as such.

    These policies will be instituted for the Class of 2016, but in most cases will be adhered to by the Class of 2015 as well.  The policies will be in effect for the Class of 2016 throughout their entire preclerkship period.

    Recording of activities in the Medical Education building will continue unless specific instructors have legitimate reasons to decline  (i.e. patient presentations, copyright issues).  System Leaders may choose to record TBLs or not.  System Leaders must closely monitor the podcast schedule.   The podcasting should be a resource for the students but not a substitution for attending curriculum activities.

    The requirement of a minimum of 25 practice questions per week was discussed.  This will be amended to read 25 per week of non-review activities.

    Handouts should in most cases only be provided if published material is not adequate. 

    This group will meet to conclude this discussion prior to the June 6 Curriculum Committee.

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

Debra Reed