University of Virginia School of Medicine
Minutes – 08/18/11
Pediatric Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.
Present (underlined) were: Gretchen Arnold, Robert Bloodgood, Megan Bray, Chris Burns, Donna Chen, Eugene Corbett, Thomas Gampper, Wendy Golden, Donald Innes (Chair), John Jackson, Keith Littlewood, Veronica Michaelsen, Mohan Nadkarni, Bart Nathan, Linda Waggoner-Fountain, Bill Wilson, Mary Kate Worden, Thomas Jenkins, Sam Zhao, Debra Reed (secretary)
- Surgery Clerkship Assistant Director - Dr.
Irving Kron has nominated Dr. Anneke Schroen as the surgery
clerkship assistant director. Dr. Schroen’s CV was reviewed by
the Curriculum Committee and the Committee supports this appointment.
Dr. Kron will be notified that should Dr. Schroen’s duties rise to that
of co-director, e.g. 50:50, rather than assistant clerkship director in
the future, previously approved appointment policies must be
- Geriatrics Clerkship Director - The CV of Huai Yong
Cheng, M.D., M.P.H. was reviewed by the Committee. He will be the
new Clerkship Director for Geriatrics taking the place of Dr. Aval
Green who is leaving the University. This appointment
was made at almost the same time that the Curriculum Committee Policy
on Clerkship Director Selection was implemented and when an interim
Chair was appointed to the Department of Medicine. The Committee
approves the appointment but will require a review in one year’s
- Clerkship Director Selection Process. Chairs were sent
a reminder in June of the policy on selection of clerkship directors
and will be reminded annually. Clerkship Directors will be asked
to notify William Wilson, Chair of the CMC, in advance when the status
of their clerkship position is changing, e.g. resigning, sharing,
- SMD2015 Revised Schedule. The Committee reviewed the
revised weekly schedule for the Class of 2015. The first
exam period in MCM has been moved from the end of week 4 to the end of
week 5 (September 9 – 11).
- OBGYN – LMS Website. John Jackson is working with the
OB/GYN clerkship to develop a website site within the Collab LMS
(Learning Management System). OB/GYN wanted to revise their site which
coincides with plans to migrate all the clerkship web sites into the
School of Medicine's LMS. The curriculum committee requires that all
the clerkships and pre-clerkship systems use a standard design and
approach for their web sites, so that students easily can find their
way through learning materials as they move from one rotation to
another. Recently the design standards for all pre-clerkship systems
were updated. Moving the clerkships into the School of
Medicine's LMS will update all the features of Collab and more. It also
will allow us to connect learning activities into the curriculum map /
database of competencies and learning activities for the entire 4 year
curriculum. This is driven in large part by our upcoming LCME
accreditation, for they require us to have curriculum management
systems in place that can track students' performance across the entire
curriculum. The OB/GYN Clerkship website will become the
pilot for all the clerkships to move to the LMS system.
- Policies on Attendance/”Make Up” and Assessment. These
policies have been revised. The Committee reviewed the policies
and approved them. The attendance/Make Up policy is available on
the Student Source website – Student Handbook; then Policies.
- Attendance/Make Up
The Class of 2015 Assessment policy was reviewed and approved. It is attached to this document. This policy is posted to the Student Source – Handbook; then Policies; then Exam/Grade/Evaluation Policies; then Assessment Policy for Class of 2015.
The policy on Academic Deficiencies for the Academic Standards and Achievement Committee is being revised. The Committee reviewed the draft and was asked to send suggestions to Don Innes by e-mail. A section on professionalism has been added. The policy will be reviewed by the UVA legal department and delivered to the Academic Standards and Achievement Committee when finalized.
- The Curriculum Committee will meet on the fourth Thursday of August
(8/25/11) at 4:00 p.m.