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CME AGENDA - April 29, 1999


CME Agenda – April 29, 1999

1. Approval of Minutes

2. Announcements

3. Student CME

4. Update on Years One and Two Curriculum - Dr. David Katz

5. Update on Year Three Curriculum - Dr. Jay Wish

6. Other Business


Summary of 4-29-99 CME Minutes


1. Anyone wishing a free hardcover copy of Greer Williams’ book Western Reserve’s Experiment in Medical Education and Its Outcome, just ask at the Circulation Desk of the Health Sciences Library.

2. CWRU has access to Ovid’s Evidence Based Medicine Reviews Collection—including the Cochrane Reviews and Full Text Core Biomedical Collection. You can access Ovid on the library home page with a link to MEDLINE. There is access to full text journals that are not available any place else.

3. See Curriculum Revision Update

4. Year one student representative expressed her class’s concern over the overlapping scheduling of the year two sections Drug Availability and Biodisposition (DAB) and Biological Basis of Disease II (BBDII). These two sections overlap in time—they use morning and afternoon hours—at a time when students are busy studying for the USMLE Step 1. This less than optimal scheduling solution was implemented to preserve the three-week study period before the previously fixed-date pencil and paper USMLE Step 1. Now there is no set date for the online USMLE Step 1; students schedule it at their convenience. The Core Academic Program Coordinator will ask the Dean to relax the schedule for next year and extend the second year by a week to avoid the two section overlap.

5. Students have an option to take the Mechanisms of Infection II (MoI II) interim exam online, rather than as a paper and pencil exam, if they wish. Students had requested to take an online exam that would be compatible with the National Boards exams. Students have to reserve the online Mechanisms of Infection exam ahead of time.

6. The Macy Project’s OSCE is scheduled for May 8, 10, and 12. This is the first step in gathering baseline data on second year students’ communication skills. Standardized patients will be used. Letters have been distributed through the Registrar’s Office to a random sample of students. Students have to sign up for the Macy OSCE.

See Curriculum Revision Update

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