Minutes 02/14/01

Minutes 02/14/01

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Principles of Medicine Committee

Minutes 02.14.01

February 14, 2001, 1:30 p.m., Jordan 1-17.

Present were: Eve Bargmann, Robert Bloodgood, Bruce Cohen, Alfred Connors, Claudette Dalton, Carl Creutz, John Gazewood, Wendy Golden, Barry Hinton, William Hobbs, Joel Hockensmith, Donald Innes (Chair), Robert Kadner, Howard Kutchai, Heidi Scrable, Jennifer McClune, Darci Lieb, David Moyer, Lucia Smerage, Virginia Taylor, Brian Wispelwey, Marcia Childress, Karen Grandage, William Petri, Allison Innes, Richard Pearson, Jerry Short, Eugene Corbett, William Wilson, Gary Owens, Susan Squillace, Mariecken Verspoor, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Atul Gupta, Joey Dubose

  1. 2001-02 1st Year Schedule. The proposed first year schedule for 2001-02 was discussed. John Gazewood expressed concern that the staggered exam schedule of the Fall schedule made the semester two "small group" weeks shorter resulting in scheduling problems for PoM-1. Concern that the staggered exam schedule would make students feel they were in constant test "mode" was discussed. The staggered exam schedule was designed to allow exams for the courses to occur after major units or sections of their courses. The first year course directors voted on a choice between the proposed schedule and a schedule similar to the 2000-01 schedule. The vote was split 3 for the new schedule and 2 for the schedule to remain unchanged. Groups of the first year directors for both Spring and Fall will meet early in March to come to a decision on the schedule and to work on more topic coordination. See Working Schedules below.

  2. 2001-02 2nd Year Schedule. The proposed second year schedule was briefly discussed. The second year course directors in attendance approved the proposal. The second year course directors have been and will continue to meet to discuss coordination of topics and possibly exams for 2001-02. See Working Schedules below.

    2/16/01 Note: The 2nd year Fall exam period will likely move to week 8, Mon.10/15.

    The groups of course directors working on both of the schedules were encouraged to create more uniformity in course weekly dates/times. This is in response to student requests and would also enhance coordination with the MSTP program.
WORKING SCHEDULES:
SCHEDULE FIRST YEAR 2001-2002 02/16/01 5:20
Week 0 Wednesday, August 22 - Friday, August 24 Orientation
Week 1 Monday, August 27 (Jordan Hall 1-5) - Class begins at 8:00 am
Week 2 Monday, September 3
Week 3 Monday, September 10
Week 4 Monday, September 17
Week 5 Monday, September 24
Week 6 Monday, October 1 - Examination M;W(Anat;Biochem);Class Th;F
Week 7 Monday, October 8
Week 8 Monday, October 15 - Examination Monday(C&TS); PoM-1 Quiz?
Week 9 Monday, October 22
Week 10 Monday, October 29
Week 11 Monday, November 5 - Examination M;W(Anat;Biochem);Class Th;F
Week 12 Monday, November 12
Week 13 Monday, November 19 -11/19 through 11/25 - Thanksgiving Break
Week 14 Monday, November 26
Week 15 Monday, December 3
Week 16 Monday, December 10 - Saturday 12/15 - Exam 1 #
Week 17 Monday, December 17 - Monday 12/17 - Friday 12/21 - Exams 2-4 #
Saturday, December 22 through Sunday, January 6, 2002 - Winter Break
Week 1 Monday, January 7 (Jordan Hall 1-5) - Class begins at 8:00 am
Week 2 Monday, January 14
Week 3 Monday, January 21
Week 4 Monday, January 28
Week 5 Monday, February 4
Week 6 Monday, February 11
Week 7 Monday, February 18
Week 8 Monday, February 25
Week 9 Monday, March 4 - Monday 3/4-Friday 3/8 - Examination period
Week 10 Monday, March 11 - Sat. 3/8-Sun.3/17 - Spring Break
Week 11 Monday, March 18
Week 12 Monday, March 25
Week 13 Monday, April 1
Week 14 Monday, April 8
Week 15 Monday, April 15
Week 16 Monday, April 22 - Examination - NeuroSci
Week 17 Monday, April 29
Week 18 Monday, May 6
Week 19 Monday, May 13
Week 20 Monday, May 20
Week 21 Monday, May 27 - Examination period
Week 22 Monday, June 3 - Examination period and end of term
Week 24 Monday, June 10 -
Week 25 Monday, June 17 -
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# PoM-1, Anatomy, C&TS, Biochem (Sa;M;W;F)
Spring midterm exam period: Physio/C&TS, NeuroSci, HumBehav, PoM-1?
Spring term exam period: M&MG, HumBehav, Physio/C&TS, NeuroSci
Quizzes worth small (~1-5%) percentage of total grade to be given at least once per third in Anatomy (multiple), Biochemistry, Cell & Tissue Structure/Physiology, M&MG, HumBehav, and NeuroSci.
SCHEDULE SECOND YEAR 2001-2002 02/16/01 5:00
Week 1 Monday, August 27 (Jordan Hall 1-14) - Class begins at 8:00 am
Week 2 Monday, September 3
Week 3 Monday, September 10
Week 4 Monday, September 17
Week 5 Monday, September 24
Week 6 Monday, October 1
Week 7 Monday, October 8
Week 8 Monday, October 15 - Examination period Monday-Friday
Week 9 Monday, October 22
Week 10 Monday, October 29
Week 11 Monday, November 5
Week 12 Monday, November 12
Week 13 Monday, November 19 -11/19 through 11/25 - Thanksgiving Break
Week 14 Monday, November 26
Week 15 Monday, December 3
Week 16 Monday, December 10 - Saturday 12/15 - 1st Exam
Week 17 Monday, December 17 - Monday 12/17 - Friday 12/21 - Exams 2-4
Saturday, December 22 through Sunday, January 6, 2002 - Winter Break
Week 1 Monday, January 7 (Jordan Hall 1-5) - Class begins at 8:00 am
Week 2 Monday, January 14
Week 3 Monday, January 21
Week 4 Monday, January 28
Week 5 Monday, February 4
Week 6 Monday, February 11
Week 7 Monday, February 18
Week 8 Monday, February 25
Week 9 Monday, March 4 - Friday 3/8 - Examination period
Week 10 Monday, March 11 - Monday 3/11-Friday 3/15 - Examination period
Week 11 Monday, March 18 - Spring Break/Preceptorship
Week 12 Monday, March 25 - Spring Break/Preceptorship
Week 13 Monday, April 1
Week 14 Monday, April 8
Week 15 Monday, April 15
Week 16 Monday, April 22
Week 17 Monday, April 29
Week 18 Monday, May 6 - Examination period
Week 19 Monday, May 13 - Examination period and end of term
Week 20 Monday, May 20 - Vacation
Week 21 Monday, May 27 - USMLE-1 - Vacation
Week 22 Monday, June 3 - USMLE-1 - Vacation
Week 24 Monday, June 10 - USMLE-1 - Vacation
Week 25 Monday, June 17 - USMLE-1 - Vacation
Week 26 Monday, June 24 - USMLE-1 - Vacation
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Fall midterm exam period: Path/PoM-2, Micro, Pharm
Fall term exam period: Epidem, PoM-2, Pharm, Path, Micro
Spring midterm exam period: PoM-2, Path, Pharm (IPM ofp)
Spring term exam period: IPM, Pharm, Path, PoM-2
Quizzes worth small (~1-5%) percentage of total grade to be given at least once per quarter in Micro, Path, Pharm, and PoM-2 (weekly problem sets).

Minutes submitted by: Donald J. Innes, Jr.,M.D. Date: 02/15/01