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Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Office of Education and Curriculum - 9622 Year Three Curriculum Coordinating Committee Minutes Date: July 10, 2000 Present: Regina Kovach, MD, Chair Amber Barnhart, MD Terri Cameron, BA Linda Distlehorst, PhD Joan Feltovich, MA Cris Milliken Linda Morrison, MSW Martin Muntz, Class of 2001 Erica Nelson, MD Jeff Suzewits, MD 1.0 Review of Minutes Minutes from the June 26 Committee on Clerkships and Electives were approved as written. As noted, the June 26, 2000 meeting was the last Clerkships and Electives Committee meeting. Minutes from the June 12 meeting of the Year 3 Curriculum Coordinating Committee were approved with the following amendment to 3.3 Review of Membership Roster: …After considerable discussion, the group recommends that the four at-large member seats be truly at- large. Currently, three of the four at-large seats are vacant. 2.0 Announcements/Reports 2.1 EPC – No report. Executive Committee – L. Distlehorst reported that the state appropriated budget for this year is the best since SIU was founded (over $1 million). She also reported that a good portion of the budget would be used to support the school’s new curriculum. G. Kovach reported that Executive Committee did not approve the establishment of a Department of Emergency Medicine. The committee felt additional information is needed, and the Dean will study the situation before another vote is taken. This subject will be brought back to the Executive Committee for further discussion. Year Three Curriculum Coordinating Committee Page 2 of 4 July 10, 2000 2.2 Departmental Reports J. Suzewits reported that FCM has purchased 10 Palm Pilot “Visors” to loan to students as a tool for logging patient information. Other useful resources for students have been loaded into the Palm Pilots for use during their clerkship period. Students must return the devices to FCM when the clerkship is completed. Discussion followed about the advisability of standardizing a computer based patient log for student use throughout their medical school experience. Psychiatry and Medicine, as well as FCM each have their own, although there are many parts in common. A standardized log form would make it possible to match student experiences with overall curriculum objectives and course objectives. A group of faculty members is looking at ways to standardize these forms, yet address specific clerkship needs. It has been suggested that clerkship specific drop-down menus could be built into a computerized logbook to accommodate the differences and needs in each clerkship. A student would select, for example, Surgery, and then pull up the diagnoses, problem lists, common procedures, medications, etc. common to that specialty. If there were large enough memory in the personal data assistant (PDA), the student would be able to download information from many sources. Committee members asked if students will be required to purchase PDAs. T. Cameron reported that first year students will be asked to buy their own. The expense could be covered by student loans. 2.3 Student Reports – No reports. 3.0 Curriculum Issues/Other Updates 3.1 Clerkship Orientation Update The July 5 clerkship orientation went very smoothly. Student feedback from the orientation has been positive, especially concerning the 4th year student panel, which generated a lively discussion concerning clerkship year. M. Muntz noted that handouts distributed at the orientation provided juniors with phone numbers/e-mail addresses of the panel participants, and, hopefully, juniors with questions will continue to contact panel members in the future with any questions/concerns they have. 3.2 Baseline Examination L. Morrison announced that 64 students tested on two cases, Wednesday through Saturday, July 5 – 8. A faculty member or resident observed patient interaction in one of the cases. The computerized part of the exam was on a secured drive. A recommendation was made that faculty review the responses to open-ended questions regarding the diagnosis, differential diagnosis. Also, a clinician and a basic science instructor are needed to review answers to the headache and stomach- chest discomfort cases. G. Kovach volunteered to review the stomach-chest discomfort case. L. Morrison will ask senior resident, Dr. Ryan Jennings, to review the headache case along with senior student M. Muntz. L. Distlehorst agreed with the committee that students need to get feedback as soon as possible, noting that it will be useful to faculty, too. G. Kovach emphasized that results will NOT go to clerkship directors. Year Three Curriculum Coordinating Committee Page 3 of 4 July 10, 2000 3.3 Vice Chair G. Kovach reminded the members that a Vice Chair needs to be chosen for this committee. Members may e-mail or phone G. Kovach with their suggestions. J. Feltovich will send a memo to all committee members asking if they are interested. If no suggestions are forthcoming, Dr. Kovach will recruit a Vice Chair to serve with her. If two or more suggestions are made, a vote will be taken at the next meeting to choose the Vice Chair. 3.4 Membership G. Kovach spoke to several faculty members about the Year 3 Curriculum Coordinating Committee position vacancies including the three at-large positions and the two biomedical positions. Dr. Kovach opened the floor to discussion regarding the committee members’ proposed requirements for filling those vacancies. Because of the size of the departments, she suggested that two of the at-large positions might be filled by faculty from the Departments of Surgery and Medicine. L. Distlehorst noted that we may want to de-emphasize discipline boundaries and look at what we need the 3rd year curriculum to do to prepare students. What could others bring to the table that we don’t have currently represented. It was suggested that the anesthesiology clerkship director be approached for membership on the committee although the anesthesiology clerkship does not take place until 4th year. Because of his knowledge of the 2nd year curriculum and commitment to basic science integration during the clinical years, the Year 2 Curriculum Director was also recommended for membership. The committee also discussed adding a member of the 1st year curriculum committee to this committee as a liaison between the two committees to ensure fluidity of student curriculum throughout all years. The inclusion on the committee of a resident who is an SIU graduate was also recommended. The unique viewpoint as both a resident in training and graduate of the school was deemed appropriate for inclusion on the committee. G. Kovach asked that committee members e-mail her with any suggestions for committee membership. She would like to present recommendations for these positions to the Faculty Council prior to their next meeting, which will be held on July 24, 2000. 3.5 Operating Papers Motion was made and seconded to amend the operating papers of this committee to: a) include as part of the membership, a resident who is a former SIU graduate, a community physician involved in teaching third year students, and the anesthesiology clerkship director, b) strike the parenthetical statement about at-large members. 3.6 Cumulative Clerkship Evaluations, Classes 2000-2001 T. Cameron announced that she continues to receive additional forms from students and former students. She will try to have these compiled by the July 24 meeting of this committee. Year Three Curriculum Coordinating Committee Page 4 of 4 July 10, 2000 3.7 End of Clerkship Feedback Form In response to a recognized need for student feedback at the end of each curriculum segment, L. Distlehorst reported that the Program Evaluation working group has recommended that several questions relevant to all curricular segments be included on existing end-of-clerkship program evaluation tools. These items are minimal requirements, and clerkship directors may include other items specific to their clerkship as desired. J. Suzewits asked what constitutes a segment in the third year curriculum, considering that some of the “integrated” clerkships will have a combined exam at the end of the clerkship but separate blocks of activities within the clerkship. L. Distlehorst advised that the feedback be gathered at the end of a defined part of the clerkship, for example, the end of the FCM rotation in the FCM/Psych/Neuro clerkship. This form does not query students directly about integrated activities. T. Cameron advised that OEC hopes to have all forms online. G. Kovach noted that if students are required to complete the online version, they need access to computers. Consideration of clerkship feedback forms and method of submission will be included on the agenda for the next meeting. 4.0 Pending Issues 4.1 Pagers for Students L. Distlehorst reported that she polled several institutions about their use of pagers for students. Of the six institutions that responded, two schools provide pagers for both 3rd and 4th year students, two schools require students to purchase their own pagers, and two hospitals provide pagers to students when on the unit. Most of the institutions are primary care oriented and have students in far ranging locations. A reported disadvantage to the having pager assigned by each clerkship is that students would have changing numbers throughout the year. If students are assigned/own the pagers at the beginning of the third year, their numbers will remain the same and make contact easier. Some schools reportedly include the cost of pager in their tuition fee. If required by the school, pagers could be paid for by tuition loans. G. Kovach asked what the committee needed to do if they wanted the school to provide student pagers. L. Distlehorst said the committee should send recommendations to OEC. Funding for pagers would be part of the overall curriculum budget, so some other items might not be funded as a result. G. Kovach asked that at the next meeting of this committee the members propose and vote on whether students should be required to have pagers and how they should be funded: by the institution, by the departments, or purchased by individual students. The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m.
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