University of Virginia School of
Principles of Medicine Committee
2:00 p.m., Jordan 3-31.
Present were: Robert Bloodgood, Bruce Cohen, Alfred
Connors, Claudette Dalton, Carl Creutz, Wendy
Golden, Barry Hinton, William Hobbs, Joel
Hockensmith, Peter Holloway, Donald Innes (Chair),
Howard Kutchai, Kevin Lee, Jennifer McClune, Darci Lieb,
David Moyer, Lucia Smerage, Virginia Taylor, Brian
Wispelwey, Karen Grandage, William Petri, Allison Innes, Richard
Pearson, Jerry Short, Eugene Corbett, William Wilson, Gary
Owens, Susan Squillace, Monica Lobo, Mariecken Verspoor, Andy Darby,
- Exam Policy. The committee approved a formal exam
administration policy statement.
Exam administration policy for UVA School of Medicine, Years 1 &
- Exams are offered only at designated times as set by the Principles
of Medicine Committee. Exceptions for compassionate need or illness
resulting in postponement of the exam are to be determined by the
Office for Student Affairs. No student is permitted to take an
examination before the regularly scheduled examination.
- All exams are to be administered only at approved sites. Approved
sites are: Jordan 1-5; Jordan 1-14; Old Medical School Auditorium;
Jordan Front Laboratories and Jordan G1/G2 (if available). Course
directors may select exam sites from this approved list. Exams are not
to be taken outside these approved areas. Exceptions for reasons of
compassionate need, disability, or illness are to be determined by
Office for Student Affairs.
- This statement will be included in the first Combined Course
Schedule each year and also posted on the WEB at:
- Fire Alarms. Jerry Short reported that there were several
fire alarm drills during lecture/lab and exam periods. The fire alarm
policy in Jordan Hall and the Medical Center is a state mandated
policy. The medical school attempts to schedule fire drills to minimize
disruption to the class schedule but ultimately have little control
over timing. Students must leave lab/lecture space when they hear the
- Small group space. Jerry Short reported that work has begun
to locate rooms for the PoM-1 and ICM tutorials and will intensify
after the tutors select the day of the week and the time of their
tutorials each week.
- Remote pointers in Jordan Hall 1-5 and 1-14. The $450@
remote wireless pointers have disappeared from both lecture halls. No
money has been budgeted for replacement. It was suggested that if money
could be found to replace the pointers, it might be possible to have
course directors placed in charge of them and departments responsible
for replacement costs if lost.
- 2000-2001 First Year Schedule. Copies of the first year
schedule were distributed to all present. First year course directors
were asked to review the schedule carefully, negotiate necessary
changes with other courses and inform Debra Reed in the Curriculum
office of the change. The draft first year orientation schedule has
been placed on the WEB at:
- 2000-2001 Second Year Schedule. Copies of the second year
schedule were distributed to second year course directors. While the
Fall semester is in its final form, two versions of the Spring semester
were included. The second year course directors found the modified
Spring version to be the best choice. Second year course directors met
after the meeting to work out final details. A final schedule will be
sent to the Course Directors by 6/9. Second year course directors were
asked to also negotiate necessary changes with other courses and inform
Debra Reed in the Curriculum office of the change.
- PoM-1 Directors. Photographs of the POM Directors, Dr. John
Gazewood, Dr. Eve Bargmann, and Dr. Brian Wispelwey were distributed to
- Clinical Connections. The "Clinical Connections" Working
Group, the task-force reporting to the Clinical Medicine Committee and
the Curriculum Committee has designed a Clinical-Basic Science Year 3/4
CME Program to be entitled Clinical Connections: Reviews of Basic
Science and Human Values in Medicine. Reid Adams chairs the group.
Dates for the 2000-01 pilots have been set: 9/25/00; 11/6/00; 2/12/01;
Topics will be:
- Cancer Concepts/Issues - Colon Cancer (Director - Reid Adams)
- Women's Issues - Focus on reproductive/infertility (Director -
- Acute Injury/Chronic Disability (Directors-Paul Diamond & Karen
- Topics in Pain Management -focus on chronic pain (Director - John
- Members of the Principles of Medicine Committee were urged to
participate in these Clinical Connections whenever possible.
Minutes submitted by:
Donald J. Innes, Jr., M.D.