Curriculum Committee Minutes 12.18.03
University of Virginia School of
Surgery Conference Room, 4:00
Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Eve Bargmann,
Robert Bloodgood, Anita Clayton, Gene Corbett, Carl
Creutz, Donald Innes (Chair), Vern Juel, Howard
Kutchai, Chris Peterson, Jerry Short, Linda
Watson, Bill Wilson, Brian Wispelwey, John
Bell, Sarah Jones, Maria Meussling, David Shonka,
Guest: Bruce Cohen, Debra Reed
Professionalism Curriculum Development. A core group,
John Gazewood, Jennifer Wenger, Marcia Childress, Randolph Canterbury
and Don Innes will meet after the holidays (January 12) to begin
developing/evaluating professionalism in the curriculum. It was
suggested that a hospital/HIPPA representative be included.
Development Teams - Progress Report. The curriculum
development teams will be asked to provide a brief report on their
progress by January 5, 2004. Each team should provide 2-5
Powerpoint slides to Don Innes at that time.
Clinical Medicine Committee/Curriculum Committee
Retreat. A retreat is being planned for Saturday, January 31,
2004 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Jordan Hall Classrooms 2A, 2B, and
2C. More information will follow.
Principles of Medicine Committee/Curriculum Committee
Retreat. A retreat is being planned for Thursday, February 5,
2004 from 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. in Jordan Hall Classrooms 2A, 2B, and
2C. More information will follow.
Introduction to Psychiatric Medicine Self-assessment. Bruce
Cohen presented an excellent report describing and assessing the
course. He provided an overview of the course and assessment data from
student and faculty evaluations. The information was critiqued. Summary
assessments will made. Following a discussion the committee will
communicate a response to Dr. Cohen.
Dr. Cohen outlined the primary goals of the course - to help the
student gain both a factual understanding of mental disorders and gain
clinical skills necessary to diagnose and treat these conditions. The
course attempts to give students a “send of how to think like a
psychiatrist.” The course takes advantage of three different
methods of learning – background readings, lectures/lecture handouts
and clinical laboratory sessions. Students do
well on the mental health section of their board
There are 10 clinical laboratory small group sessions – two paper cases
and eight interview/case presentations. Students have
recently complained of too many small group sessions, however, Dr.
Cohen felt that at least 8 cases are necessary for each student in the
small group to present a patient. Dr. Cohen noted
minimal overlap between the Human Behavior course, Introduction to
Psychiatric Medicine and the Psychiatric Medicine Clerkship. He
believes his course prepares the student for the Psychiatric Medicine
Clerkship. Dr. Short noted that the student evaluation scores for
the course have risen dramatically in the last ten years.
The addition of web related materials to the course was
discussed. Linda Watson had some interesting ideas on increasing
availability of course material on the web and will work with Dr. Cohen
to expand the site.
Integrated with POM2 was discussed. There is already a sampling
of Psychiatric Medicine material in the POM2 cases but this could be
expanded further. Further integration with Pharmacology was also
Information Management and Critical Thinking Design and
Development Team Progress Report. (Linda Watson) Linda
Watson updated the Committee on the team’s membership and
progress. The team has identified key issues and will further
develop the recommendations.