3-21-02 CME Minutes
LCME Site Visit
(March 10 – March 13, 2002)
The LCME site visitors’ review was highly complimentary. No major
concerns were cited. The reviewers “recommend” but do not make the
official decision. The group coordinating the self-study consisted of
Dr. Marcia Wile, Ms. Minoo Golestaneh, Dr. Murray Altose, and Dr. Kent
Smith. The site visitors recognized many individuals. To all of
you—too numerous to mention specifically—who participated in preparation
for this site visit, we appreciate your contributions. Items of special
interest to reviewers: 1) the subject committee system and how it
succeeds without being under the purview of the departments, and 2) that
we are so successful in getting faculty to teach. Memo from incoming
CWRU President Dr. Edward Hundert: “We couldn’t do any better.” As of
now, the LCME self-study culminating in the site visit takes place every
7 years. There was an indication that the time frame might not remain
the same. There was some speculation from discussants that the time
between site visits might be shortened, because curriculum and
technology are changing so fast.
March 21, 2002
Match Results – Brief Recap
of the Day’s Match Results – Dr. Richard Aach, Associate Dean for
Residency and Career Planning
As in the past, our match results were excellent. CWRU students have
matched in virtually all of the most outstanding residency programs in
the country. Ninety-six percent (96%) of CWRU students matched, and,
based on discussions with a number of students at this point in time,
many students got one of their top three choices. Trends: 1) A larger
number of our graduates will be entering the competitive Anesthesia,
Emergency Medicine, and Orthopedic training programs. 2) The 18
students going into Family Medicine this year represent a striking
increase over the four who opted for this specialty last year. 3) The
number of students going into Pediatric residencies nationally decreased
significantly this year. Nationwide, 65 more residency slots in
Pediatrics were offered this year, and there were 150 fewer students
applying to Pediatric residencies. Less than half—only 10 out of 24—of
Rainbow Babies & Childrens Pediatric residency positions were filled.
4) Comparing the number of CWRU graduates going into affiliated
residencies with figures from the past, the number who matched
University Hospitals of Cleveland residencies is slightly down and the
number going to Metro is slightly up. We are only slightly under (31 of
139 graduates) the targeted goal of 25% of our graduating class going
into CWRU-affiliated residencies. 5) Geographic trends: 47 of our
students are entering Ohio residency programs, 13 are going to
California, 9 each are going to Pennsylvania and Illinois, and 5 each to
Michigan and New York.
Digital Library Spring Symposium (free for CWRU faculty, staff, and
students) “Copyright and Your Intellectual Property in the Digital
Age: An Introduction for Faculty, Students and Librarians” will be
held Friday, April 19 in the 1914 Lounge in
Incentives Subcommittee Update
– Dr. Terry Wolpaw, chair
The Committee is continuing with plans to hold a major workshop in
October for faculty development. Dr. Wolpaw will approach the different
department chairs to find out their opinions of the upcoming workshop
and what they would like to see included. Dr. LaManna suggested having
each department chair identify a liaison from his/her department for
faculty development. The question has arisen as to how long the
Teaching Incentives subcommittee of the CME needs to exist. Committee
members decided from the beginning that they wanted to be a working,
active committee. The CME subcommittee could transition to a committee
of the Faculty and Learner Development Program, co-directed by Drs.
Clint Snyder and Terry Wolpaw. The Teaching Incentives subcommittee
wants to go beyond merely producing a report; members want to have a
hand in implementing their recommendations.
Faculty development is part of the Office of the Vice Dean. Dr. Clint
Snyder, who can teach faculty how to teach in all kinds of different
formats, has gotten many requests for his services. An additional
effort on professionalism is being pursued by Ms. Kathy Cole-Kelly and
M.D./Ph.D. student Mr. Alexander Tsai.
If you are having
trouble receiving e-mail pertaining to faculty meetings, contact Mr.
Kurt Fretthold, Director of Administrative Services, the office in
charge of the faculty database from which e-mail addresses are generated
for the Dean’s ListServs.
We are making
significant progress toward going wireless in the School of Medicine.
All students will have free access next year. We will be the first
school in the country to have this kind of access. Currently, our
streaming of audio lectures is enjoying great popularity with the
students and is expected to improve. Video streaming is done upon
request. Faculty will be able to purchase wireless access via
relatively inexpensive cards.
Revision Update section.
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