University of Virginia School of
Principles of Medicine Committee
September 11, 2002, Jordan 1-17.
Present: Eve Bargmann, Robert Bloodgood, Bruce Cohen,
Carl Creutz, Claudette Dalton, John Gazewood, Wendy
Golden, Steven Heim, William Hobbs, Joel Hockensmith
(Clive Bradbeer), Donald Innes (Chair), Robert
Kadner, Howard Kutchai, Kevin Lee, Darci Lieb,
Heidi Scrable, Virginia Taylor, Julie Turner,
Brian Wispelwey, Allison Innes, Jennifer McClune, Richard
Pearson, Jerry Short, Karen Grandage, Susan Squillace, Gary
Owens, William Petri, William Wilson, Marcia Childress, Elizabeth
Bradley, Shirin Ali, Lisa Coray, Alfa Diallo, Dave Dougherty, Paul
McIntosh, Nicky Rao, Ben Schalet, Debra Reed (Secretary)
- Implementation of handout plan for January, 2003.
It was reiterated that 1) each course must cut as much as possible from
the cost of handouts (20-30% reduction is expected in this Falls
handouts beginning ASAP), 2) handouts will remain free to the students
from now through December, and 3) all courses must plan for packaged
handouts beginning January 2003 that would be copied at a copy center
and sold at a bookstore. The final decision will be announced in the
context of other budget decisions in September.
Methods to decrease the rest of the Fall handouts by 20-30% were
outlined. Decreasing font size, decreasing graphics size, slightly
reducing page margins, and careful inspection of handouts to eliminate
nonessential information were suggested.
The Committee discussed the possibility of combining all first year
handouts into one packet and all second year into another with the goal
of decreasing overall cost to the students. Julie Turner, Debra Reed
and Howard Kutchai were asked to collect information/bids for printing
options from both inside copy centers and outside businesses for the
first & second year course handouts. Microbiology has been using
ALC, an outside vendor, with excellent results and prices.
The possibility of implementing a student fee to cover the cost of
handouts was discussed and could be pursued in subsequent years.
- Medical student teaching award. The Committee will explore
establishing a teaching award for students who excel in teaching. The
award would be based on recommendations from faculty and students and
would encourage participation in the teaching electives. Expanding
opportunities for students to participate in a teaching elective was
discussed. Any course director who has not established a teaching
elective for their course and would like to do so should contact the
Electives Program directors (Clive Bradbeer, Meg Keeley or Liz Clarke).
Selection of the award winner each year would be by members of the
Principles Committee with extensive input from the students
Virginia Taylor volunteered to chair a subcommittee to set guidelines
for defining a teaching elective; should there be a single elective
with multiple offerings or should each course have its own; determine
how to best "advertise" the elective, and establish procedures for the
Currently there are listed:
- Mulholland Curriculum Review and Report (arranged) 3401
Evaluation of Physiology (arranged) 3402
Teaching in the Anatomical Sciences - Human Gross Anatomy (arranged)
Teaching in the Anatomical Sciences - Cell and Tissue Structure
Clinical Medical Science Teaching Elective (arranged) 3405
Basic Medical Science Teaching and Research - Pharmacology (arranged)
Once clarified the "elective" will need to pass muster with the
Electives Program directors (Clive Bradbeer & Meg Keeley).
- Student Directories. Contact Paul McIntosh
<pmm3c@Virginia.EDU> to obtain hard copies of the Student
Directories at a cost of $3.00. The directory is also posted on the web
- -Don Innes