Curriculum Committee Minutes 11/26/18

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Curriculum Committee

Minutes – 11.26.18

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, Monet Lane, Logan Shelnutt, Brett Whalen, Marc Vetter

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 November 12, 2018 meeting.

Announcements. Reminder: the ceremony to honor anatomical donors is scheduled for Friday, December 7, 2018, from 4-6pm in the Learning Studio of the Claude Moore Medical Education Building. Faculty and students are welcome.

ACE Review 2017-One Year Follow-Up. Regularly scheduled ACE reviews were completed last year, a few were recommended for a one-year follow-up to ensure changes were established toward “Actions Required.”

Family Medicine. A detailed interim assessment was presented to the Committee and outlined the items which required action from the original review. The main action item was the appointment of new ACE Directors to remove a faculty conflict of interest. This was accomplished and therefore the reviewers felt adequate actions were implemented. The updated review is on file.

VOTE: The Committee voted unanimously to approve Family Medicine remain an ACE.

Plastic Surgery. A detailed assessment was presented to the Committee and outlined the items which required action from the original review. The reviewers felt was adequate changes had been implemented. Dr. Black will receive assistance from MedEd to make necessary updates to information located on their ACE website. The updated review is on file.

VOTE: The Committee voted unanimously to approve Plastic Surgery remain an ACE.

Pre-Clerkship Phase Report, 18 Mo. Summary Review. Dr. Elizabeth Bradley presented the comprehensive report on the Pre-Clerkship Phase Curriculum for SOM Class of 2020. This report covers an outline of the curriculum, description of major changes implemented during its running, planned revisions for the SOM Class of 2021 and recommendations for future preclerkship phase reports.

Recommendations:

The following recommendations, based on prior recommendations, new curricular activities, and national data sources, will be worked on and monitored over the coming months to determine the extent to which they are achieved.

  • Continue to monitor nationally identified content priorities.
  • Continuous evaluation and monitoring of the new FCM course to ensure curricular goals are achieved.
  • Monitor new Coaching program to ensure program goals are met, and to provide evidence base for continuous faculty development to the coaches.
  • Continue to monitor the EPA program in the Preclerkship Phase to ensure goals are achieved and continuous improvement is ongoing.
  • Follow the year over year trends for the basic science disciplines illustrated in the Graduate Questionnaire.
  • Longer term, investigate the impact of the 2-week integrated block at the end of the Preclerkship Phase (SMD22) on student learning.

 

 

Note: The next Curriculum Committee meeting will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018 in MCBR, #2700. (December 3rd, and 10th meetings canceled as agenda items are up to date.)