dissatisfaction with routine practice of audiotaping and/or audio
streaming of lectures for students with study skills problems withoutobtaining
prior faculty consent
consensus that no lecture with
patients present be audiotaped or audio streamed for legal and
Rotation Development Council (CRDC) Update
of Psychiatry faculty with the 2 one-week Psychiatry clerkship block
components of the third year.(There
is also 1 four-week Psychiatry clerkship block.)
faculty feel they lack enough block time to achieve their objectives.Two-to-three alternatives are under consideration now.
deadlines require that we learn by the January 24,
2002 CME meeting
whether Psychiatry will remain the same or be modified for the
2002-2003 academic year.
on Incentives for Medical Teaching – Dr. Norman Robbins, Professor
the number of teachers to accomplish better integration, and have this
core of the best teachers cover more of the material, thus, eliminating
fragmentation and redundancy.
problem:Fewer faculty are willing to volunteer or are able to devote time
to high-quality undergraduate teaching.
for basic scientists:i) Ranking research and
graduate level teaching as higher priority than undergraduate medical
teaching, ii) Lacking the necessary teaching expertise
for clinicians:i) Increasing pressure to
see patients and generate hours, ii) Lack of accountability of any
department chair—subject committee chair has no power to offer
“rewards” for teaching
already implemented by other institutions for this “structural”
problem:i) New funding to reimburse excellence in teaching and
departmental-endowed “teaching chairs,” ii) Commitments and
evaluative tools to give teaching more weight in the promotion and
tenure process, iii) Standardized portfolios for promotion, iv) Serious,
hands-on faculty development programs
at CWRU:i) Analyze each subject
committee and clerkship and decide the ideal allocation of the number of
teaching faculty.Look into
all financial mechanisms to make it happen.ii) Track the use of medical school funds going to departments
that are used for undergraduate teaching.If necessary, make special allocations for that purpose.iii) Reward basic scientists who devote extra effort to teaching
with substantial research support.iv)
Have Core and Clerkship chairs/directors report annually on the quality
and the quantity of the teaching contribution by
department, so that department chairs can participate in
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI).v) Allocate departmental funds to sufficiently reimburse
excellent teaching by adjunct professors.
LaManna suggested forming a CME
subcommittee that can include people outside the CME to look into
incentives for undergraduate medical teaching.A description of the problems and suggestions for solutions is to
be presented at the February 14, 2002 CME meeting.Dr. Terry Wolpaw is to chair the subcommittee on Incentives for
Undergraduate Medical Teaching.Other
members of the subcommittee include Drs. Kent Smith, Joe LaManna, Keith
Armitage, Hue-Lee Kaung, Joe Miller, Norman Robbins, and Dan Wolpaw.
year’s major CME agenda item:evaluating
and making recommendations for the Flexible Program
Our next task is to decide the future direction of the Flexible Program
and have this information available prior
to the LCME site visit in March.Dr. LaManna recognized Dr. Tarvez Tucker, Coordinator of the
Flexible Program, and Dr. Charles Malemud, Co-Coordinator of the
Flexible Program, for the work they have done to date.The Flexible Program is difficult to oversee, because it is
composed of so many different electives, many of which are offsite.It was acknowledged that the size of the Flexible Program has
increased over the past few years and that a formal analysis of the
Flexible Program has not been done.
intended prior to discussion, recommendations for renovating the
Flexible Program would be based on input from a CME subcommittee to be
charged at today’s meeting.Members
wishing to serve on the CME subcommittee were present at today’s
meeting and include Drs. Mireille Boutry, Joe Miller, Clyde L. Nash,
Kent Smith, Marcia Wile, and Mr. Joe Corrao.However, after much discussion, it was decided to first hear a
report from the newly formed Flexible Program Advisory Committee,
chaired by Dr. Tucker, at the January 24 CME meeting, before
actually charging the CME subcommittee in an effort to avoid
requested from Dr. Tucker’s advisory committee a
document listing Flexible Program i) objectives, ii) activities, iii)
evaluations, and iv) outcome assessments of both students and the
program itself, as well as that attention be paid in particular to both
the dual degree programs and the vertical themes.The electives program spans Years I, II, and IV.
by the Vice Dean:
for accreditation takes place Sunday,
March 10, through Thursday,
March 14, 2002
regarding the GI committee is taking place.
of students in clerkships at Henry Ford for next year is unlikely.Elective offerings are to continue.
of Concentration (AoC) Fair will take place Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at in the Student Lounge.Food
will be served.
write-up of the complete education retreat at Landerhaven, November 28, 2001, will be put on the CME Web site.