University of Virginia School of
Minutes – 3/12/14
Claude Moore Medical Education Building, Room G165, 4:00 p.m.
Present: James Moak, Mo Nadkarni, Randy Canterbury, Pam Clark, Megan Bray, Laurie Archbald-Pannone, Anne Tuskey, Richard Pearson, Neeral Shah, Bart Nathan, Linda Wagonner-Fountain, Janet Lewis, Sabrina Nunez, Mary Kate Worden, Robin LeGallo, Don Innes, Darci Lieb, Melanie Tomlin, Barb Rogers, Eva Casola, Dela Alexander, Matt Dickerson,
Report from SIM System: Mo Nadkarni, Darci Lieb and Dela Alexander
Report from CPD: James Moak
Structure of CPD: Small groups meet for 2 hours every week to discuss a case which is usually related to the morning content. This is followed by learning a skill for 2 hours (i.e., patient interview, physical exam, procedures).
B. Dr. Moak then opened up the floor for a general discussion of areas where CPD could be improved. Some suggestions include 1) shorten the time delay between morning content and afternoon case for the Wed. Thur. CPD groups, 2) improve the consistency between the experience of students in different groups (variability between group leaders), 3) improve communication with System Leaders regarding where materials for CPD can be accessed and reviewed, 4) developing a more pointed physical exam for systems which occur later in the curriculum (i.e. Hematology), 5) standardize teaching of interviewing skills, 6) add cost of testing and medicine to CPD curriculum.
C. CPD Goals for 2014 are 1) Standardize teaching, 2) Improve teaching of physical exam skills, and 3) Improve student case presentation techniques.
D. Strategies for improvement include 1) faculty development to improve and standardize teaching including weekly syllabi to give CPD leaders more structure, 2) rotating mentors/co-mentors through different groups to give students more variety, and 3) teaching students a case presentation “poem” to standardize and improve their presenting skills when they get to the wards.
Submitted by Barbara Rogers