CME AGENDA - September 11, 1997
Summary of 9-11-97 CME Minutes
-- Explanation of the new remediation system brought about by the securing of interim examinations beginning with the class of 2001
All students receive a grade--pass/fail and a percentage which reflects their individual performance in different categories on the interim exam. Identified students are given short answer questions over the areas of weakness. The subject committee chair grades and/or makes written comments on the student's remediation work, which is then returned to the student. Remediation is mandatory for all identified students. All identified students must meet with the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and the Director of Student Support Services. A student who passes the interim examination but has a weak area can choose to get the remediation questions. The Associate Dean of Students will always have a copy of the exam and be willing to discuss the exam with any student on an individual basis. The motion to approve the revised remediation program focusing on topic areas and designed to accommodate the secure exam policy passed unanimously.
-- Exploration of a four-year Henry Ford track presently underway
-- Scheduling of core hours in the afternoon of year two to comply with the request to end classes by May 19, 1998, so that students will have a full three weeks to study for the USMLE Step 1
Consensus of CME members and discussants was to make adjustments for this academic year only and in no way to have this concession regarded as basis for future policy. The implementation of the online version of the USMLE Step 1 with its flexible scheduling, targeted for April or May 1999, may eliminate this problem in the future. The motion to allow the scheduling of afternoon Core Academic Program hours during the 1997-98 academic year to preserve the integrity of the current schedule and to avoid disruption passed unanimously.
-- Update on the Millennium Curriculum Project: The CME encourages a review of core content.
-- Outstanding performance of our students on the USMLE Step 1 taken June 1997
-- Program to provide students with the opportunity for online test taking in place to prepare them for the electronic versions of the USMLE Steps 1 and 2