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CME AGENDA - November 13, 1997

  1. Approval of Minutes
  2. Announcements
  3. Student CME
  4. Continuation of Discussion on Proposal for Educational and Administrative Amalgamation of the Family Medicine and Primary Care Clerkships
  5. Millennium Curriculum Project Update
    Approval of Enclosure on Content Subcommittee Proposal to be Disseminated to Faculty
  6. Continuation of Discussion of Expansion of Curriculum to Four Years at Henry Ford Health System
  7. Other Business

Summary of 11-13-97 CME Minutes

1. Student CME representative expressed concern over possible loss of flexibility in scheduling should the Proposal for Educational and Administrative Amalgamation of the Family Medicine & Primary Care Clerkships be implemented. Additionally, students were concerned over the prospect of deciding whether to take the second month in pediatrics or internal medicine versus family medicine if they had not already been exposed to those particular clerkships. Patient-Based Program Coordinator encouraged students to take an AI, a one-month elective "Acting Internship."

2. Discussion continued on the Proposal for Educational and Administrative Amalgamation of the Family Medicine and Primary Care Clerkships

Presentation of Dr. Frank’s mock schedule for the 110 students remaining once those students in the Primary Care Track (who have their own schedule) are subtracted. Approximately one-quarter of the 110 students start their clerkships in August. Roughly 28 students need to be accommodated in July; they have the following options: taking Family Medicine or Primary Care for the single month, taking Neurology, taking a month off for vacation, or doing an elective. As in the past, students with scheduling problems should see the Patient-Based Program Coordinator. Dr. Wish and the individual student will work with the Registrar on a case-by-case basis. Students can postpone the Psychiatry clerkship until September-October of the fourth year, which is after the USMLE Step 2.

The following motion passed by an 8 to 1 vote:

To accept the Proposal for Educational and Administrative Amalgamation of the Family Medicine & Primary Care Clerkships that would place the Family Practice Clerkship and Primary Care Preceptorship back-to-back in a two-month block as the usual circumstance, to be completed by November of the senior year. The student may choose to spend both months in the same family practice site, or opt to spend the second month in general internal medicine or general pediatrics. If the student changes sites, he/she may opt to continue for one-half day per week at his/her first-month site in order to allow continuity. Students would continue to have the option to separate the two clerkships (in time or place) but would need to specially request such separation.

The Patient-Based Program Coordinator will hold a second-year class meeting with representatives from the Department of Family Medicine in attendance to communicate resulting change to the class.

3. Millennium Curriculum Project Update

4. The Henry Ford track update included plans for a day-long visit by CME members to HFHS in Detroit where they would visit such facilities as the Nursing Education Center and the Medalie Center. The visit would culminate with a two-way transmission of the CME meeting, with Dr. LaManna chairing the meeting in Detroit and the Associate Dean for Biomedical Information Technologies demonstrating our technological capabilities in room E301 with regard to distance learning.

Discussion about expansion of class size ensued. Focus is on whether we will be able to deliver the Henry Ford track curriculum to from ten to twenty-five students at a distant venue with as high a quality of education as we currently deliver at the Cleveland site.

Concern was expressed over the transition period when faculty will be called upon to both update their teaching materials due to the new technology and to generate topic proposals for the Millennium Curriculum Project. There is a desire to explore grant sources for distance learning.

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