University of Virginia School of Medicine
Minutes – 8.20.18
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
Introductions and Welcome. Dr. Megan Bray introduced and welcomed new members to the Committee: Katharine DeGeorge, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Fern Hauck, MD, MS, Professor of Family Medicine, Paul Kunk, MD, Department of Medicine.
Governance Document. The Curriculum Committee Governance Document was presented and reviewed. Dr. Bray reminded members of the bylaws governing the Committee, which include the specification of attending 80% of meetings. If members are unable to attend, kindly inform Bobbi May of your absence.
CC Annual Schedule/Outlook Invitations. All members should have received Outlook invitations for each scheduled meeting of the Committee for this academic year. Please let Bobbi May know if you have not received these notices.
Enrollment. Each year, the number of students enrolled in each class is reviewed by the Committee. This year the numbers are as follows:
M1 156 (70 Female – 86 Male)
M2 164 (77 Female – 87 Male)
M3 162 (88 Female – 74 Male)
M4 141 (68 Female – 73 Male)
Neurology Assistant Clerkship Director, Nomination – David Lapides, MD. Dr. Guillermo Solorzano has resigned as Assistant Director of the Neurology Clerkship. Per protocol, a current CV and letter of nomination from the department chairman were provided electronically to Committee members in advance of the meeting for David Lapides, MD to fill this position. There was discussion supporting his nomination. No concerns were voiced by members.
VOTE. The Committee voted unanimously to approve Dr. Davis Lapides as the Assistant Director of the Neurology Clerkship.
Family Medicine Assistant Clerkship Director, Nomination – Annie Way, MD. Given the passing of Peter Ham, MD – a avoid in the position of Assistant Clerkship Director for Family Medicine has existed. Family Medicine Department is currently under search for a Chair and faculty positions are limited. Per protocol, a current CV and letter of nomination from the department interim chairwoman were provided electronically to Committee members in advance of the meeting for Annie Way, MD, MS to fill this position. There was discussion regarding her nomination. Additional information was requested. A vote on her nomination was held over until next meeting.
Leave of Absence/Withdrawal. Provided to Committee electronically prior to meeting. Dr. Bray reminded the Committee that these policies were unanimously approved by a quorum of Committee Members at the June 11, 2018 meeting.
Policy on Academic and Professional Advancement. Provided to Committee electronically prior to meeting. Dr. Bray reminded the Committee that this policy was approved by electronic vote over the summer break. She reviewed highlighted areas of change from previous year. She strongly encouraged new members to familiarize themselves with these documents.
Next Generation Policies and Procedures Manual. This manual has been updated and is available at the following link. https://med.virginia.edu/ume-curriculum/wp-content/uploads/sites/216/2018/08/Procedures-and-Policies-NxGen-July-2018-FINAL.pdf.
Committee Membership Homework: Dr. Bray presented a request from students to make future SIM lectures mandatory in attendance. The important considerations of issue were outlined. Members were asked to review the electronic request for discussion and vote at next meeting. She additionally discussed the 2018 GQ report which is now available. It will be sent electronically to the Committee for discussion at the next meeting as well. She requested time be spent reviewing the data.
Note: The next Curriculum Committee meeting will be held on Monday, August 27, 2018 in MCBR, #2700. (Meeting postponed to 9/10/18, Due to Salem site visit.)