1. CME Chair Dr. Murray Altose presented his CME Report to the Faculty Council October 7, 2002. The Faculty Council expressed an interest in the further development of vertical themes.
Dr. Lindsey Henson, Vice Dean for Education and Academic Affairs,
announced the next two scheduled CCLCM (
· October 29, , Harvard faculty conducting the September 25-26 PBL learning session will return to focus on interactive large group case-based teaching.
· November 19, , program will deal with evaluation methodologies
These two sessions are leading up to a future small group curriculum planning session.
3. Report from the Curriculum Leadership Council (CLC) Dr. William Merrick, Chair
CLC discussions on organization, leadership, and responsibilities of the
CLC have led to referral to Appendix I of the Charge to the CME, approved
· Dr. John Mieyal presented a proposal-in-progress to make Drug Action and Biodisposition (DAB) a Year II semi-longitudinal committee.
· Dr. Marti Echols is working with the CLC to modify the remediation schedule and ensure that the goal of having students achieve mastery of the material is being accomplished.
· CLC student performance subcommittee to solicit input from the clerkship directors to identify deficiencies that can be addressed by changes in the preclinical curriculum
· CLC faculty performance subcommittee to determine where intervention in the form of faculty development is necessary to help major lecturers having difficulty
Discussion of student feedback culminated in the recommendation that each subject committee chair provide an annual summary of that committees performance utilizing evaluative student feedback and other mechanisms with an action plan delineating future initiatives to effect improvements. This document could serve as a means of tracking changes and improvements over time.
4. Report from the Patient-Based Program Coordinator Dr. Jay Wish, Patient-Based Program Coordinator
The Patient-Based Program is an operational entity that implements recommendations from the Deans Office, the CME, and the CRDC. Components of the Patient-Based Program include Years I and II of ICM (Introduction to Clinical Medicine) and the third year clerkships. Oversight of the third year clerkships is carried out by the Clerkship Directors, who meet quarterly as a group. The Clerkship Directors focus on subjectivity of the third year evaluation process, which is heavily weighted by assessment/observation by residents and attending staff, resulted in a concerted effort this year to have student evaluations that are more standardized and more transparent with decreased subjectivity on the part of those mentoring the students. While students are apprized up front of the learning objectives in each clerkship, there is still need for improvement in preparing our students to use the learning objectives.
5. Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) Update Ms. Kathy Cole-Kelly, Co-Director
The ICM program occurs in Years I and II to prepare students for their work on the wards. Tuesday morning clinical learning groups, or CLGs, (which include the Problem-Based Learning component); the Interviewing Program; and the Family Clinic Program are designed to improve health communications, the doctor-patient relationship, and clinical skills. Ms. Cole-Kelly cited several ongoing examples of feedback/assessment involving both student and faculty preceptor participation to demonstrate the high priority ICM puts on evaluation. The ICM co-directors (Dr. Elizabeth Patterson and Dr. Ted Parran, along with Ms. Cole-Kelly) are eager to continue making revisions and to add more rigor to the program, such as the following accomplished for this year: more oral presentations and more write-ups of the correlation conferences and interviewing program; increased faculty development and ongoing evaluation of preceptors; greater integration with basic science curriculum and Physical Diagnosis.
Report from the
The first issue of the online quarterly CCLCM newsletter Update can be found on the CWRU School of Medicine homepage. The September 25/26 faculty development session on Problem-Based Learning in context of a basic science case as demonstrated by Harvard faculty and CWRU students drew 150 CCF and CWRU faculty. The vertical organ systems and horizontal core content threads of the CCLCM curriculum continue to be developed. The CSC of the CCLCM is also working on the development of evaluation methodologies. Members of the curriculum planning body at the CCLCM have planned a retreat in November to consolidate their curriculum development activities.
Report from the Director of the
The National Library of Medicines
PubMed now has links to the OhioLINK and CWRU electronic journals. Mrs. Saha provided an instructional PowerPoint
presentation on the LinkOut function of PubMed, which is a version of Medline. Mrs. Saha demonstrated two ways to access PubMed: a lengthy URL or the easier route through the link
on the Health Sciences Librarys homepage (http://www.cwru.edu/chsl/homepage.edu.) Articles are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF
(formatted exactly like the print version) and/or in HTML (computer-formatted). Electronic versions of articles are sometimes
available before the print versions. The
OhioLINK EJC button leads to the article in the
8. Report from Biomedical Information Technologies Dr. Tom Nosek, Associate Dean for Biomedical Information Technologies
Dr. Nosek made faculty aware of the various electronic resources available by starting with the CWRU School of Medicine homepage. He cited the eCurriculum, PubMed, and Update (a quarterly newsletter for CCLCM), to name a few. Once in the eCurriculum, there is entry to two curriculum sites: the CWRU School of Medicine eCurriculum and the CCLCM of CWRU curriculum (currently under development). It is also possible to search the SOM faculty directory, see calendars for each subject committee grouped by year, and explore the Faculty Resource Guide. All 3200 faculty are listed in the Faculty Directory. If you are not receiving your e-mail messages, be sure to go online to check your own information. When viewing your own data, the site tells you how to make the changes. You may also search for contact information for a faculty member.
9. Report on Faculty Development and Teaching Incentives Dr. Terry Wolpaw, Co-Director of the Scholars Collaboration in Teaching and Learning
Two ongoing efforts will be under the auspices of the Committee on Faculty Teaching: 1) The Scholars Collaboration in Teaching and Learning, whose objective is to develop medical educators, was initially funded by a Provosts grant. The Scholars Collaboration in Teaching and Learning is being implemented for the first time during the current academic year. A total of thirty faculty, second-year students, and fourth-year students have already been selected. Dr. Terry Wolpaw and Dr. Clint Snyder are the two project co-directors. 2) The second ongoing effort is still in the planning stage: Recognition of Achievement in Teaching led by Dr. Dan Wolpaw. Efforts will be focused this year on developing an evaluative tool for making both quantitative and qualitative judgments about an individuals teaching in medical education. Once established, such a mechanism could be used from year to year.
See Curriculum Revision Update section.