Curriculum Committee Minutes 11.04.11
University of Virginia School of
Minutes – 11.04.10
Pediatric Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.
Present (underlined) were: Gretchen Arnold, Robert Bloodgood, Megan Bray, Troy Buer, Chris Burns, Donna Chen, Eugene Corbett, Thomas Gampper, Wendy Golden, Donald Innes (Chair), Keith Littlewood, Jim Martindale, Veronica Michaelsen, Mohan Nadkarni, Linda Waggoner-Fountain, Bill Wilson, Mary Kate Worden, John Hemler, Christina Portal, Nicole White, Debra Reed (secretary)
Call for nominations for the 2010 – 2011 Teaching Awards – Details of the available awards and requirements for the nomination dossiers can be found at:
http://trc.virginia.edu/ (under Awards). Tips on developing a winning dossier are available at http://trc.virginia.edu/Awards/Faculty/Tips
A LCME Planning meeting has been scheduled for 12/1/10.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Bradley, Ashley Schilling and Veronica Michaelsen on receiving the $2000 Learning Assessment Grant Program award for the PCAM evaluation project,
The NBME has notified the SOM that web versions of the NBME basic science subject examinations are now available for test administration. UVA participated in the subject examinations for one year but the exams were not useful in assessing the NexGen Curriculum. Per Melanie Nelson, NBME, the only way to get to a web system-based exam that includes the discipline components is to create one yourself using the NBME Customized Assessment Services program.
- Clerkship Director Selection Process. The Curriculum
Committee’s Policy on selection of Clerkship Directors was submitted to
the Dean and has been approved. The Dean will be asked to present
the policy to the Chairs at the next Clinical Chairs
- Clerkship On-Call Room Progress. There has been some
progress in finding on-call rooms for students participating in
clerkships. Susan Kirk reports that she has worked with
facilities management to identify three rooms (G401, G437, and G438)
that will be adjacent to, but not enclosed within, the residents' Call
Suite on the 0 level. There will be a private bathroom and shower
a few doors away (G442). Rooms 441 and 438 are large enough to
hold one bunk bed. Room 437 can only hold a single bed, but will
allow for gender segregation no matter what combination of males and
females use the rooms on any given night. The five beds may not
address all of the in-house student needs, but perhaps those students
on the most acute services (ICUs or trauma, for example) can be
assigned to them. The Clerkship Directors have been notified of
this new development and will work together to develop a utilization
- Monitoring Clerkship Evaluations. A report will be
sent to the Clerkship Committee showing recent clerkship compliance
with policy that requires all student evaluations be submitted within
five weeks of the end of the clerkship period. Some issues
with the wording of the policy have caused a few delays but this has
now been rectified. Some members of the Committee did note that
this requirement is more difficult for the shorter (2-4 week)
clerkships and is a time consuming task for the directors of these
clerkships. This, however, is an LCME mandate and must be
strictly adhered to.
- Progress Regarding Medical Education in Epic. Students have access to Epic now. Steve Borowitz is developing three 4-hour Epic training sessions (~50 students in each) for the Transition week. Current students already trained in Epic will be asked to help with the sessions.
Donald J. Innes, Jr., M.D.