University of Virginia School of Medicine
Minutes – 10.10.16
MCBR, #2700, 4:00 p.m.
Present (underlined) were: Gretchen Arnold, Jonathan Black, Elizabeth Bradley, Megan Bray, Donna Chen, Aaron Freilich, Jose Gurrola, Maryellen Gusic, John Hickman, Barry Hinton, Donald Innes, Robin LeGallo, Keith Littlewood, Vishal Madaan, Nancy McDaniel, Mark Moody, Selina Noramly, Juan Olazagasti, Steven Powell, Theresa Schlager, Neeral Shah, Ryan Smith, Linda Waggoner-Fountain, Casey White, Bill Wilson, Rachel Kon, Stephen Wolf, Jessica Lukacs, Lee Eschenroeder, Elizabeth Graham, Bobbi May (Administrative Coord.)
Minutes Reviewed/Accepted. The Committee unanimously accepted the minutes from the September 26, 2016 meeting.
Duty Hours/Grade Submission Reports. All clerkship grades were submitted on time this quarter (June 10, 2016 through September 30, 2016). Duty hours violations for this same period were minimal. Only 2 were reported on Surgery rotation. Comments continue to reflect a disconnect in the students understanding of how the duty hours are averaged over four weeks.
Graduate Questionnaire SOM2016. The Committee discussed the various elements of the report from SMD16 as compared to national responses. Overall – last year the was the lowest response rate that UVA has had in 5 years. Only 118 students completed the survey. Eighty-nine percent of students reported being satisfied with their medical education [ slightly down from 94% in 2015]. Seventy-nine percent students felt “confident they have acquired skills to begin residency” [ same as 2015]. Specific data reflecting preclerkship and clerkship curriculum was reviewed. Committee looked separately at negative behaviors chart which showed very low number of concerning incidents and were similar within a few percentage points over the past 5 years. A few actionable items identified- like trying to increase number of students completing the survey next year, reviewing some specific basics science threads in preclerkship curriculum, working to increase the opportunities for students to be observed obtaining histories and performing physical exams, consistently providing feedback to students and reviewing student documentation.
Clerkship Grades SOM2017. The Curriculum Committee reviews the Clerkship grades annually to ensure that the learning experience and assessment is equitable across affiliate sites in addition to UVa. The group reviewed third year clerkship shelf exam grades and final grades for SMD17 which were provided to them in graphic format. There appeared to be no obvious advantage or disadvantage to site. A request was made to review all components of clerkship grade by site. Mark Moody will work on this request to present to the committee.
Note: The next Curriculum Committee meeting will be held on Monday, October 17, in CMMEB, #G165.