Curriculum Committee Minutes 9/24/18

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Curriculum Committee

Minutes – 9.24.18

MCBR, #2700 -4:00 p.m.

Present (underlined) were:

Chair (votes only to break a tie): Megan Bray

Voting: Juliana Bueno, Donna Chen, Katharine DeGeorge, Aaron Freilich, Fern Hauck, Barry Hinton, Paul Kunk, Robin LeGallo, Keith Littlewood, Vishal Madaan, Juan Olazagasti, Margaret Plews-Ogan, Steven Powell, Neeral Shah, Ryan Smith, Carlos Tache-Leon

Students: Brielle Gerry, Vat Patel, Ory Streeter, Erin Adonnino, John Popovich

Non-voting: Gretchen Arnold, Elizabeth Bradley, Maryellen Gusic, Mark Moody, Selina Noramly, Bill Wilson

Staff: Bobbi May

Guests: Meg Keeley

Minutes Reviewed/Accepted. The Committee unanimously approved the minutes from the September 17, 2018 meeting.

Update: 4th Year Electives Handbook – Meg Keeley, MD Dr. Meg Keeley, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, presented the 4th Year Electives Handbook which contained no additions, corrections or edits since the last academic year.

Vote: The Committee voted unanimously to re-affirm and accept this document for the Class of 2019.

 Duty Hours/Grade Reporting. All clerkship grades were submitted on time since the last report in June. Duty hours violations for this period were minimal. Comments reflected that some students had less than 10 hours between shifts. Most of these instances occurred because the student was on call and had rounds early the next morning. Comments related to, “working over 80 hours;” two students logged over 80 hours, while a few others clicked the option, “chose to stay because I wanted to,” and did not log over 80 hours. The individual clerkship directors have been provided this information and asked to reiterate the duty hours policy to students and be mindful of scheduling students on shifts that are too close in timing.

Clerkship Calendar/Lottery. The SMD21 Clerkship Calendar was presented to the Committee for review. No questions or concerns were voiced.

Vote: The Committee voted unanimously to approve the SMD21 Clerkship calendar.

 

Note: The next Curriculum Committee meeting will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018 in MCBR, #2700. (Meeting postponed until 10/15/18-current on agenda items.)