System Leader Minutes 03/10/10

System Leader Minutes 03/10/10

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Systems Leadership Community
Minutes – 03.10.2010

Health Sciences Library Room 1212 (Mock Learning Studio), 4:00 p.m.


Present (underlined) were: Brian Behm, Robert Bloodgood, Amy Bouton, Elizabeth Bradley, Chris Burns, Megan Bray, Mary Byrant, Troy Buer, Addeane Caelleigh, A. Bobby Chhabra, Pam Clark, Bruce Cohen, Alan Dalkin, Terri Ellison, Don Innes, Kambiz Kalantarinia, Karen Knight, Darci Lieb, Stuart Lowson, Jim Martindale, Veronica Michaelsen, Melanie McCollum, Bart Nathan, Selina Noramly, Sue Pollart, Mitch Rosner, Mark Russell, Neeral Shah, Allan Simpson, Jonathan Truwit, Linda Wagoner-Fountain, Mary Kate Worden , Brad Bradenham, Lisa Herman, Andrew Pfeffer, Jason Woods


  1. Use of a uniform week identification for the Preclerkship period was introduced. Each week would be identified by the Monday date and numbered consecutively from the start of the first year including vacations. For example, week #1 - Monday, August 9, 2010; then week 2, August 16… Thanksgiving would be week 16, November 22…  Please see attached calendar.

  2. Identify and use a common schedule - GatherGrid

  3. Molecular & Cellular Medicine leaders Selina Noramly and Linda Wagoner-Fountain provided a walk through of weeks 1-17. Weekly topics, individual sessions and linkage to CPD were covered. Please review the schedule for connections to your System and email any suggestions or questions to Selina or Linda

  4. Textbooks, Handouts, and Other Learning Tools Systems and threads are asked to select texts for use across and within Systems. The following is a composite of what you have provided thus far. It is not final. It is for initiating a discussion at the next meeting. 

    General Pathology Text(s)
    Pathologic Basis of Disease 8th Ed – Kumar, Abbas, Fausto and Aster
    BRS Pathology 4th Ed. Schneider and Szanto

    General Medicine Text(s)
    Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment (CMDT) 49th Ed - Lange McGraw Hill
    Mosby's Guide to Physical Exam - Henry M. Seidel

    General Pharmacology Text(s)
    Katzung et al., Basic and Clinical Pharmacology
    Reference text:  Goodman and Gilman, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics.

    General Medicine Text(s)
    Nelson's Pediatric Essentials - K Marcdante, R Kliegman, and R Behrman

    General Obstetrics and Gynecology Text(s)
    Obstetrics and Gynecology  - Beckman - 6th Ed

    Anatomy Text(s)
    High-yield Gross Anatomy, Fourth Edition (RW Dudek & TM Louis)
    University of Virginia Gross Anatomy Lab Manual (MA McCollum)
    Embryology Handouts

    General Physiology Text(s)
    See individual Systems

    Mind, Brain & Behavior System Text(s)
    Harrison's Internal Medicine - Neurology section

    Cohen, B. : Theory and Practice of Psychiatry (Oxford, 2003)

    For a reference text, the two best books would be: 
    Hales, Yudofsky, and Gabbard: American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry (Available online through the library through the link under “ebooks” to “PsychiatryOnline”

    Kaplan and Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry (2005).  Available online through the library under the link under “ebooks” to “R2” and then under “disciplines” clicking on “psychiatry.”

    Gastrointestinal System Text(s)
    Gastrointestinal Physiology (LANGE Physiology Series) - Paperback (Nov. 17, 2005) by Kim Barrett

    Cardiovascular Text(s)
    Cardiovascular Physiology (LANGE Physiology Series) by David Mohrman (Paperback - Mar. 27, 2006) CV Community knows about this book and likes it.

    Epidemiology Text(s)

    Renal System Text(s)
    Vander's Renal Physiology, 7th Edition (LANGE Physiology Series) by Douglas Eaton and John Pooler (Paperback - Mar. 30, 2009)

    Pulmonary System Text(s)
    Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials (Point (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins)) by John B. West (Paperback - Jan. 1, 2008)

    Endocrine and Reproductive System Text(s)
    Endocrinology.  Editors: DeGroot and Jamison.  Elsevier.  Last edition was 2005.
    Williams Textbook of Endocrinology.  Editors: Larsen, Kronenberg, Melmed, Polonsky.  Saundes.  Last edition was 2008
    Endocrine Physiology, Third Edition (LANGE Physiology Series) by Patricia E. Molina (Paperback  - Oct. 14, 2009) HK

    Hematology System Text(s)
    Hematology for the Medical Student - 2003  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins - Alvi H. Schmaier and Lilli M. Petruzzelli,  ISBN-10: 0781731208
    Hematologic Pathophysiology, 1998, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins,  Fred J. Schiffman, ISBN-10: 0397515367
    Harrison's Internal Medicine - Hematology section, chapters 98-112 

  5.  A Team Based Learning Webinar recording by Larry Michaelsen was suggested as a good resource; however, it has not yet been posted on the Educause web site.

    [John Jackson notes that Michaelsen referenced a web site in his talk that has recordings of his earlier versions on the same talk and it appears to be the same slide set. That web site is It has many other resources beyond just these recordings for people getting started with team based learning.]

  6. Integrated Assessment In that students will be learning in an integrated environment they should also be tested in an integrated environment and the Next Generation exam questions should be internally integrated. Complete integration in each question will be difficult and time consuming. A goal of 10-20% integrated questions in the first year should be achievable.  As a first step we will review some of the current exams for integrated content and set a goal based on that measurement.  The goal could be increased in subsequent years. 

  7. Next meeting, April 14th election of a Leader (Chair) for the Systems Leadership Community; discussion of textbooks, handouts, and other learning tools; support structure; assessment and grading. What items would you like to have addressed at future meetings? Send me an email at