Summary of 1-13-00 CME Minutes
1. Kenneth Ludmerer, M.D., author of "Time to Heal: American Medical Education from the Turn of the Century to the Era of Managed Care," a critically acclaimed history of medical education, will be the speaker at the February 11 faculty retreat.
2. Due to an unfortunate error, old secure exams with their answers included were released to some students for study purposes. Some of those questions appeared on the recent cardiovascular interim exam, which, consequently, was called into question. Issues discussed included: 1) a breach of security, 2) diminishing the pool of high-caliber secure questions available for exam composition, and 3) efficiency of the current system for administration of exams. The fifteen questions released with answers to some students that appeared on the exam will not be included when scoring the exam. Dr. Pamies will address the Year One class. The cardiovascular exam is being carefully reviewed question-by-question. A mistake happened, and appropriate measures are being taken to deal with it. The Office of Biomedical Information Technologies, the Office of Student Affairs, Dr. Wiles office, and the Office of the Vice Dean oversee the exam process. Dr. Smith plans to call a meeting with Dr. Katz, Dr. Pamies/Dr. Stagar, Dr. Malemud, Dr. Wile, and Dr. Nosek as a first step in resolving the exam process issue.
3. Identification of Potential Quantitative Evaluation Data for CME Review CWRU School of Medicine Graduates and Top Residency Programs Dr. Richard Aach, Associate Dean for Residency and Career Planning
Purpose: to quantify some outcome measures of our educational program that could be trended and compared with other leading medical schools, while acknowledging that the plentiful data supplied did not qualify this study as a strict science
The analysis attempted to answer the following questions:
The tables showed an increase in both the percentage of CWRU students who matched with top residencies not affiliated with CWRU and those affiliated with CWRU during the 1995-1999 time period. In 1995, approximately 18% of CWRU students gained entry into the top 20 residency programs (number includes CWRU-affiliates). In 1999, 30% of CWRU students gained entry into the top 20 residency programs (number includes CWRU-affiliates). Dr. Aach concluded that our graduates have trended in a positive direction, increasingly gaining entry into more top residencies during the last five years.
Dr. LaManna expressed his desire to make Dr. Aachs report an annual January presentation to the CME.