Minutes 11/14/01

Minutes 11/14/01

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Principles of Medicine Committee

Minutes 11.14.01

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

Present were: Eve Bargmann, Robert Bloodgood, Bruce Cohen, Al Conners, Carl Creutz, Claudette Dalton, John Gazewood, Barry Hinton, William Hobbs, Donald Innes (Chair), Robert Kadner, Howard Kutchai, Kevin Lee, Heidi Scrable, Darci Lieb, Julie Turner, Virginia Taylor, Brian Wispelwey, Wendy Golden, Allison Innes, Jennifer McClune, Richard Pearson, Jerry Short, Karen Grandage, Margaret Mohrmann, Susan Squillace, Gary Owens, William Petri, Joel Hockensmith, William Wilson, Marcia D. Childress, Elizabeth Bradley, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Atul Gupta, Nelle Linz, Debra Reed (Secretary)

  1. On-line Testing System. (J Short) The on-line testing system is available to all courses. Please contact John Jackson's office at least one week before you want to use the system. The system has been used successfully by Microbiology and Biochemistry.

  2. Clocks in Jordan Hall Classrooms and Lobby. (J Short) The Colorado Atomic Clocks ordered for Jordan Hall have been returned because of insurmountable difficulties in placement and calibration. Bruce Shifflett who monitors the electronic equipment in the Jordan Hall lecture halls will synchronize (reset) the original clocks on a weekly basis.

  3. New Conference Room in MR5. (J Short) Negotiations are ongoing regarding availability of three conference rooms in MR5 for medical education when the building opens in January, 2002. The rooms will probably be available for educational needs Monday - Thursday afternoons and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. until noon.

  4. Preceptorship Information Sessions. The committee agreed that a Friday 1-2 sessions would be the optimal time for Claudette Dalton to meet with the second year students regarding their preceptorship. Darci Lieb will work out the details with Claudette Dalton. It was strongly recommended that Brian Wispelwey be present to introduce the topic and Dr. Dalton to the students on the two Friday afternoon information sessions.

  5. Scheduling Issues. The Committee discussed the following:

    a) Scheduling of Anatomy Lab on the same day of exam
    b) Proposal to schedule classes on Mon-Tues of Thanksgiving week 2002-03
    c) Attendance issues around the three fall exam schedule for first year students 2001-02
    d) Anatomy request for more teaching time in the fall schedule (earlier August start date)

    Beginning in January, the first year course directors will meet to work out first year scheduling issues and the second year course directors will meet to work out second year issues for the 2002-03 year. Bob Bloodgood will organize a meeting of the first year course directors. Don Innes will organize the second year meeting. Both groups were encouraged to strive for more integration between their courses.

Minutes submitted by: Donald J. Innes, Jr., M.D.