University of Virginia School of Medicine
Minutes – 5.14.18
MCBR, #2700 -4:00 p.m.
Present (underlined) were:
Chair (votes only to break a tie): Megan Bray
Voting: Juliana Bueno, Donna Chen, Aaron Freilich, Barry Hinton, Rachel Kon, Robin LeGallo, Keith Littlewood, Vishal Madaan, Juan Olazagasti, Margaret Plews-Ogan, Steven Powell, Theresa Schlager, Neeral Shah, Ryan Smith, Carlos Tache-Leon
Students: Brielle Gerry, Ory Streeter, Vat Patel, Erin Andoninno, John Popovich
Non-voting: Gretchen Arnold, Elizabeth Bradley, Maryellen Gusic, Mark Moody, Selina Noramly, Bill Wilson
Staff: Bobbi May
Minutes Reviewed/Accepted. The Committee unanimously approved the minutes from the May 7, 2018 meeting.
Curriculum Committee Annual Schedule/Calendar Review. The tentative schedule for the upcoming 2018-2019 Committee meetings was presented. No issues were voiced.
Vote: The Committee unanimously approved the annual schedule.
Proposal – Patient Student Partnership (PSP) Course – Rachel Kon, MD. Dr. Rachel Kon presented information on the Patient Student Partnership Course, “a longitudinal patient experience” which will involve coaches mentoring students’ first doctor-patient relationship. All medical students will be assigned a chronically ill or elderly patient at the beginning of their first year of medical school which they will follow until the fall of their fourth year. The main goals of this program are as follows: provide the student with an authentic role as a member of the healthcare team, develop their professional identity as a physician, creating a context for learning pre-clinical curriculum and observe the trajectory of illness, as well as promote the physicians role as patient advocate. Dr. Kon offered expectations from the first semester throughout the post-clerkship phase as well as reviewed the proposed grading rubric. Students will be required to complete 80% of the activities each semester in order to receive a passing grade for that semester. There was a robust discussion with much enthusiasm for this project. Some questions regarding grading and potential patient issues were raised, for which Dr. Kon provided additional information.
Vote: The Committee unanimously approved the PSP Course and its grading rubric.
Note: The next Curriculum Committee meeting will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 in MCBR, #2700.