University of Virginia School of
System Leadership Community
April 10, 2013
Medical Education Building, Simulation Center Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.
Attended: Michelle Yoon, Bart Nathan, Eva Casola, Karen Knight, Laurie Archbald-Pannone, Keith Littlewood, Elizabeth Gay, Don Innes, Melanie McCollum, Mary Kate Worden, Sabrina Nunez, John Dent, John Jackson, Darci Lieb, Selina Noramly, Paula Roy, Melanie Tomlin, Dela Alexander, Barb Rogers
Laurie Archbald-Pannone, the new System Leader for the Foundations of Medicine course, was introduced.
John Jackson introduced the topic of computer requirements for the incoming class of students (SMD17). The NBME will allow students to use their personal computers to take the SHELF exams online. This will be piloted by the Family Medicine clerkship in 2013. The NBME has certain system requirements including screen size, but clarification is needed regarding the specifics. John Jackson will contact the NBME to verify these requirements. A motion was made and seconded to require the students to comply with the NBME guidelines – an enforcement policy will be discussed at a later time.
Don Innes introduced the topic of the need for a review mechanism for Learning Objectives (LOs). Once reviewed, a report would be sent to the System Leaders and Curriculum Committee regarding compliance, need for improvement, etc. Suggestions include:
· Reviewers would need knowledge of the content – possibilities include a system leader and thread leader working together (on a system other than their own), members of the assessment review committee, 4th year medical students, clerkship directors. · Goals – improve quality and integrate systems. Must decide what review would be useful and the level of detail and depth. · Start reviews with systems identified by students having the most problematic LOs. · Add tag in x-credit so LO can be mapped to a specific clerkship.
Bart Nathan introduced the topic of having a back up for all System Leaders in case of illness or other emergency. As many system leaders do a lot of the teaching, it would need to be somebody familiar with the content as well as the administrative duties. This person could also be groomed as a successor in the event the system leader stepped down.
· Identiying young faculty who are interested in teaching and who need experience for their promotion and tenure.
· Identifying older faculty who may have more time for teaching
· Are funds available to pay for their time?
Don Innes and John Jackson discussed the ability of X-credit to map LOs to competencies. John Voss has been testing the process on one of the 3-week clinical systems and it has been going fairly quickly. John J noted that the AAMC competencies have been developed based on a variety of sources and are very comprehensive. He also stressed that faculty are not expected to teach to all of the competencies. The level of granularity chosen by UVa appears optimal for AMMC/LCME.