University of Virginia School of
Principles of Medicine Committee
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
- 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
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.
- 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
The third year transition course would also be ideal setting for
radiologic instruction, concentrating on appropriate ordering and
interpretation of radiographs.
There will be no April meeting of the Principles of Medicine
Minutes submitted by:
Donald J. Innes, Jr., M.D.