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Summary of 2-8-01 CME Minutes 

  1. The Medical Education Retreat will take place Friday, February 23, 2001 at Landerhaven.  Featured speaker Dr. Jordan Cohen, President of the AAMC, has had to cancel due to an eye operation.  Taking his place will be Joseph V. Bonventre, M.D., Ph.D., Robert H. Ebert Professor of Molecular Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director of the Harvard-M.I.T. Division of Health, Sciences, and Technology Medical Science M.D. Program.

  2. March 22 is the date that the Comprehensive Basic Science Examination will be given.  All Year II students are strongly urged to take this exam, which is highly representative of the USMLE Step 1.

  3. Mrs. Virginia Saha, Director of the Cleveland Health Sciences Library, mentioned that the library has received a $1 million grant from the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation to refurbish the Health Center Library.  This $1 million is part of a more extensive proposal.  The Library is now seeking to secure additional funding for all new carrels with CWRUnet outlets.  The Library already has funding from the Firman Foundation to transform two small rooms into one large high-tech room for interactive video and web-based technology.

  4. Student CME Report

  • Student frustration that there are not enough hours dedicated to Anatomy, particularly in lecture—lab hours are okay.   Afternoon graduate courses and electives were mentioned as options for broadening the student’s knowledge base.

  • The Office of Student Affairs has started a research binder.  Only available recently, the binder did not give students enough advance warning of application due dates.   Students are encouraged to use this resource.   Dr. Smith worked on the binder with Dr. Haynie.  Dr. LaManna will help place students in research.  Suggestion to use a standard form documenting the student’s research to be completed by his/her mentor for incorporation into the Dean’s Letter.

The CME endorsed adoption of a document denoting individual student research to be used in preparation of the Dean’s Letter.  The CME further recommended that this document be handled through the Office of Student Affairs.


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