10-11-01 CME Minutes
of newly elected Year I student
representative Mr. Brian Chow
Smith mentioned that discussions with the Cleveland
Clinic Foundation about its medical
school initiative are ongoing.
Mrs. Virginia Saha will try to contact all
clinical faculty when Ovid
succeeds in setting up a one-month trial of MedWeaver, Clineguide, and
MedCases along with Ovidís online textbook product and a PDA-based
input is needed regarding the various products that might be
considered for a group purchase by OhioLINK medical libraries.
Medical Education Retreat at Landerhaven will be held Wednesday,
November 28, 2001 and will focus on the upcoming LCME accreditation
Year II Student
A final review for the Neuro exam will take
Suggestion that subject committee chairs
could set up a Type A elective to run concurrently with their
committee to be outside the breadth of the committee (e.g., focus
more on clinical aspects of the committee rather than the basic
science of the committee) like the Noon Options in the Nervous
System Committee (an issue for the Curriculum Leadership Council to
William Merrick, chair, provided a Curriculum
Leadership Council update, delineating the following areas as
The CLC is trying to come up with a way to
review exams that would be better from the student perspective; the CLC is exploring a shift away from the current policy that allows
only identified students the opportunity to review their exams while
in the presence of Dr. Echols.
All students could become more actively
involved via a brief quiz
preceding small group participation or through review.
increase in the use of quizzes as a preparatory activity is
tendency toward greater use of the small group format, especially
Problem-Based Learning, since these activities encourage student
reliance on each other
up a window for remediation within six weeks after the interim exam
to deter students from waiting until just before the clerkship year
The CLC voted that the subject committee chairs are to prepare an
interim exam and one remediation exam. If the student fails the remediation exam, he/she goes before
the Committee on Students.
Efforts toward establishing a step-by-step process with a designate in case of absence so that the
exam grading/analysis proceeds without interruption
of our response to the September 11 tragedy in terms of meeting the
needs of all our students and our effectiveness in making them
aware of the resources availableóthe Counseling Center, the
Department of Psychiatry, and, in addition, talking with Drs. Kirby,
Aach, Haynie, Echols, and Smith
Desire for a
more rational schedule for the Core Academic Program that would
Cut back to as few 5-hour class days as
Seal off the morning so that students
were not forced to choose between activities
Shift the electives program to start at
2:00 p.m. to allow students time for lunch
Move the introductory Physical Diagnosis
lecture for Year I students into the Year I morning curriculum
Get people to use a single calendar.
Christopher Brandt, chair, provided a Clinical
Rotation Development Council update focusing on the resulting
problem caused when the Psychiatry clerkship was reduced from 8 weeks
to 6 weeks (one 4-week block interspersed with two 1-week orphan
blocks) with the creation of the 12-month clerkship third year.
The Psychiatry Department has been very unhappy over their lost
time. The 1-week
rotations tend to be observational for the students.
In addition, Dr. Brandt explained that the hoped-for
integration between Psychiatry and Neurosciences has proved difficult. Dr. Brandt does not anticipate a significant change, however,
in the schedule for the upcoming year.
Discussion on student
ethics, intellectual honesty, honor code, integrity, and
professionalism resulting from one studentís posting of answers
to an optional online quiz awarding bonus points
Suggestion to e-mail all students in the class reminding them of the
honor code and making an announcement in class about the poor judgment
evidenced by the studentís posting of quiz answers
Acknowledgement of the effectiveness of bonus points as a motivator of
student participation in optional activities that would prepare them
to integrate the core material
Dr. Smith announced plans
to put together an educational series for the students on bioterrorism.
Dr. Smith invited anyone interested in working on the
bioterrorism educational series to contact him.
See Curriculum Revision Update
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