Minutes 06.06.13

Minutes 06.06.13

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee
Minutes – 06/06/13

Pediatric Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.

Present (underlined) were:  Gretchen Arnold, Robert Bloodgood, Stephen Borowitz, Megan Bray, Donna Chen, Peter Ham, Donald Innes (Chair), John Jackson, Keith Littlewood, Nancy McDaniel (Acting Chair), Bart Nathan, Selina Noramly, Sabrina Nunez, Theresa Schlager,  Amita Sudhir, Linda Waggoner-Fountain, Casey White, Bill Wilson,  Mary Kate Worden,  Jean-Baptiste Maitre,  Derrick Thiel, Thomas Jenkins, Whitney Roper, Debra Reed (secretary),

  1. Learning Objectives Across the Curriculum. Nancy McDaniel reported that a website is in development where learning objectives and learning materials for domains that are covered throughout the preclerkship, clerkship and elective curriculum. 

    The domains to be included are:
                    Cultural Competency
                    Common Societal Problems (abuse, etc.)
                    Diagnostic Radiology
                    Patient Confidentiality/Ethics/Professionalism
                    Quality & Patient Safety
                    Test Selection & Interpretation
                    Self-Directed Learning

    Materials for Cultural Competency from Fern Hauck and Professionalism from Donna Chen are almost ready for web publication.

    Members were asked to forward any material (learning objectives or resources) they think should be included on this website to Don Innes dji@virginia.edu or Debra Reed dmr5y@virginia.edu.  Curriculum (course, system, clerkship and elective) leaders will be able to  link to any information on this site they feel is useful/appropriate for their area.

  2. Content Thread Leader Job Description/Committee.  A draft of the Content Thread Leader job description was distributed.  One change – removal of item “Maintain a record of departmental faculty contributions for P&T purposes.”  The document should also be amended to replace “Curriculum Evaluation Committee” with Elizabeth Bradley’s name.  These changes have been made to the following job description. This job description will be distributed to all thread leaders as well as system and course leaders.  The Content Thread Leaders Committee will be disbanded.  Each thread leader will now be invited to attend the monthly System Leaders Meeting and/or the Clerkship/PostClerkship Committee meetings on a rotating basis to present a 5-10 minute update on their content thread in the curriculum.

  3. OSCEs Nancy McDaniel apprised the Committee on the progress of the CP-1a,b,c and CPD-2 OSCEs.    With the help and significant effort of the OSCE (objective structured clinical examination) committee (Nancy McDaniel, James Moak, Andy Wolf, Anne Chapin, Elizabeth Bradley), and with extraordinary assistance and direction from Anne Chapin and the staff of the Clinical Skills Center, they have developed and deployed 2 new OSCEs: one at the end of the Clinical Performance Development (CPD) course, and one at the end of the Medicine clerkship (12 week) block.

    The Medicine OSCE is in place for the Class of 2015 and is a required activity in the Curriculum, however, this year grades for this activity will not be included in the Medicine Clerkship final grade.  The Medicine OSCE will be required in 2014-15 and the grade for the activity will become a MUST Pass part of each student’s final Medicine Clerkship grade (percentages yet to be decided but 10-20% of grade discussed).

    The CPD-1a OSCE will begin for SMD17 in December of 2013. The CPD-1a and CDP-1b OSCEs will be formative exercises. CPD-3c at the end of the preclerkship period will be summative. 

    Remediation methods for all the OSCEs were discussed.  The student mentors in CPD-1 will work with the OSCE Committee to develop a remediation plan for students who do not perform at satisfactory levels in the CDP-1a, b, c OSCEs.  The Medicine Clerkship Director(s) will be involved in developing remediation for those students who do not perform at satisfactory levels on the CPD-2 OSCE. 

  4. CPX.    The Committee discussed the requirement that students MUST take and Pass the CPX exam before taking their USME Step 2CS exam.  The need for a remediation plans for students who do not pass the CPX was also emphasized.

Nancy McDaniel
Debra Reed