Minutes 03/14/00

Minutes 03/14/00

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Principles of Medicine Committee

Minutes 03.14.00

3:00 p.m., Jordan 3-31.

Present were: Robert Bloodgood, Amy Bouton, Bruce Cohen, Alfred Connors, Claudette Dalton, Carl Creutz, Barry Hinton, William Hobbs, Peter Holloway, Donald Innes (Chair), Joanna Goldberg, Howard Kutchai, Kevin Lee, Andrew Lockman, Jennifer McClune, Jonathan Moreno, Christine Peterson, Darcy Lieb, Lucia Smerage, Virginia Taylor, David Waters, Brian Wispelwey, Wendy Golden, Karen Grandage, Joel Hockensmith, William Petri, Susan Squillace, Allison Innes, Richard Pearson, Jerry Short, Eugene Corbett, Monica Lobo, Tony Tamburello, Mariecken Verspoor, Robb Williams, Andy Darby, Atul Gupta Guest: Maurice Lipper

  1. Draft First Year Schedule. The latest draft of the first year schedule for 2000-01 was distributed to the committee. Course directors were asked to review looking especially at time allotment and content. Work continues on coordination with the MSTP program and other graduate courses.

    Tony Tamburello noted the two day study period prior to each of the two exams in the October examination period and thought one day might be sufficient for the second exam, Biochemistry. A one day study period would allow a four day weekend after the exam period. Student groups will be asked about their preference.

  2. Radiology Instruction in Years 1 & 2. Dr. Maurice Lipper from the Department of Radiology spoke on incorporation of radiology instruction into the first and second year curriculum. Presently, there are six radiology lectures in the Anatomy course concentrating mainly on normal morphology. Anatomy prominently displays radiographs in the Gross Laboratory and includes radiology questions on their examination. Six didactic lectures focusing on abnormal processes are given in the 2nd year ICM course.

    The Department of Radiology would like to increase their contact with the students during the preclinical years better preparing students for the clinical years. Course directors, especially in the Practice of Medicine, Neuroscience, and Pathology courses, were asked to contact Dr. Lipper to discuss ways to incorporate radiology into their courses.

    The third year transition course would also be ideal setting for radiologic instruction, concentrating on appropriate ordering and interpretation of radiographs.
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There will be no April meeting of the Principles of Medicine committee.

Minutes submitted by:
Donald J. Innes, Jr., M.D.
Date: 03/16/00