College of
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2021 Curriculum Committee Minutes

March 23

Voting Members Present: Cindy Arvidson, Laura Freidhoff, Anita Avery, Aleena Hajek, Steven Roskos, Modupe Awonuga, Amber Heard-Booth, Maureen Schaefer, Colleen Bush, Harland Holman, Andrea Wendling, Len Fleck

Ex-Officio Members Present: Migdalisel Colon-Berlingeri, Margaret Thompson, Robin DeMuth, Joel Maurer, Jennifer Edwards-Johnson, Dale Ray, Dianne Wagner, Rebecca Schein, Amy Ward

Guests: Gary Ferenchick, Heather Laird Fick, Carol Parker

Minutes prepared by: Lisa Galbavi

Call to order: A. Wendling called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.

Approval of February meeting minutes:

ACTION:  A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes from the February 23, 2021 meeting as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Review and approval of 3/9/2021 Curriculum Committee Executive Committee minutes: A. Wendling provided a copy of the March 9th Executive Committee meeting minutes (copy appended to minutes on file). After discussion the following action was taken.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to accept the Executive Committee minutes from March 9, 2021 as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Progress Clinical Skills Exam (PCSE) alterations for summer 2021: H. Laird Fick provided a document with recommended changes (copy appended to minutes on file). After discussion the following action was taken.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to approve the PCSE alterations for summer 2021 as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

HM 639 course request: A. Wendling provided a copy of the course request (copy appended to minutes on file). After discussion the following action was taken.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to approve HM 639 as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Academic challenges: R. DeMuth provided documents with a proposal to address academic challenges faced by MCE student (copies appended to minutes on file). After discussion, including noting that student’s in this situation will have a CP on their transcript, the following action was taken.

  • It was noted the narrative document is correct, but the flowchart needs to be corrected to change a “>” sign to “≥” in the middle box at the top and to remove “LOA for summer/respite” from the two boxes on the right.
  • The committee also recommends that the MSPE committee discuss the possibility of including language for students who fall under these circumstances in their MSPE letter.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to approve the proposal as amended and with the recommendation. The motion was unanimously approved.

Early Clinical Experience (ECE) analysis of clinical related learning objectives: M. Colon-Berlingeri provided a document with the analysis (copy appended to minutes on file). After discussion the following action was taken.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to accept the report as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Curriculum Review: Late Clinical Experience (LCE) 2019-2020 annual report: R. Demuth provided a copy of the report and gave a presentation with highlights from the report (copies appended to minutes on file). After discussion the following action was taken.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to accept the report as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Early Clinical Experience (ECE) renaming weeks: M. Colon-Berlingeri provided a document with the proposed changes (copy appended to minutes on file). After discussion the following action was taken.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to approve the changes as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Vertical Integration / C3 review: L. Freidhoff, G. Ferenchick and L. Fleck provided copies of three C3 review summaries: 1) dyspnea, 2) edema and 3) pleural effusion (copies appended to minutes on file). After review of the documents the following action was taken.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to accept the audit reports as written and send them to the ADUME to address the points discovered and return to the committee with a report. The motion was unanimously approved. 

Adjournment: 3:23 p.m.

Executive Committee | March 9

Attendees:

  • Andrea Wendling, Curriculum Committee Chair
  • Dianne Wagner, Curriculum Committee Executive Vice-Chair; Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Steve Roskos, Curriculum Committee Secretary
  • Aleena Hajek and Brittany Lane, Curriculum Committee student representative (voting rights given by executive committee)
  • Lisa Galbavi, Curriculum Committee Coordinator
  • Robin DeMuth, Assistant Dean for Clinical Experiences (guest)
  • Carol Parker, Assistant Dean for Program Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement (guest)

Pandemic academic situations

R. DeMuth provided a document (copy appended to minutes on file) with proposed pathways for counsel/options for students in HM 556 in spring 2021. There was discussion and feedback. The proposal will be reviewed by the full committee at the March 23rd meeting.

February 23

Voting Members Present: Cindy Arvidson, Laura Freidhoff, Brittany Lane, Anita Avery, Steven Roskos, Modupe Awonuga, Amber Heard-Booth, Maureen Schaefer, Colleen Bush, Harland Holman, Andrea Wendling, Len Fleck

Ex-Officio Members Present: Migdalisel Colon-Berlingeri, Robin DeMuth, Jennifer Edwards-Johnson, Joel Maurer, Dale Ray, Rebecca Schein, Margaret Thompson, Helga Toriello, Dianne Wagner

Guests: Cathy Abbott, Richard Leach, Carol Parker, Julie Phillips

Minutes prepared by: Lisa Galbavi

Call to order: A. Wendling called the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m.

Approval of December and January meeting minutes:

ACTION:  A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes from the December 15, 2020 and January 26, 2021 meetings as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Review and approval of 2/9/2021 Curriculum Committee Executive Committee minutes: A. Wendling provided a copy of the February 9th Executive Committee meeting minutes (copy appended to minutes on file). After discussion the following action was taken.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to accept the Executive Committee minutes from February 9, 2021 as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Middle Clinical Experience rotational changes: C. Arvidson and R. DeMuth provided a document with recommended changes (copy appended to minutes on file). After discussion, including suggestions to provide ambulatory primary care prior to women’s health, and the need to discuss the possibility of adding more direct care in women’s health in the Late Clinical Experience, the following action was taken.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to accept the MCE recommendations as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Late Clinical Experience enhanced clinical experience: M. Thompson and R. DeMuth provided a document with two options for recommended changes (copy appended to minutes on file). After discussion the following change was requested and the following action was taken.

Change: “Enhanced Clinical Experience: Inpatient Internal Medicine” in the two appropriate places 

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to approve the LCE recommendation option 2 as amended. The motion was unanimously approved.

M. Thompson provided copies of four course requests (copies appended to minutes on file). After discussion the following change was requested and following action was taken.

HM 645
4) Course Title: “Enhanced Clinical Experience: Inpatient Internal Medicine”

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to approve HM 644, HM 646 and HM 647 as written, and HM 645 as amended. The motion was unanimously approved.

Away electives policy: J. Phillips and M. Thompson provided a document with the proposed policy (copy appended to minutes on file). After discussion the following action was taken.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to accept the away elective policy as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Vertical Integration / C3 review: November 2020 Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education (ADUME) report: D. Wagner provided a document with her findings on the November 2020 reports (copy appended to minutes on file). The topics include: 1) anxiety, 2) delirium & dementia 3) depression and 4) psychosis. After discussion the following change was requested and took the following action.

Psychosis: Move the entire bucket under from “No Change” to “Director of Integration & Innovation to work w/ CDGs & shephers to do”

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to accept the report as amended and send the items to the Director of the Chief Complaints and Concerns and the Director of Integration and Innovation as assigned. The motion was unanimously approved. 

Vertical Integration / C3 review: A. Avery and L. Fleck provided copies of four C3 review summaries: 1) amenorrhea, 2) antepartum, 3) contraception and 4) dysmenorrhea (copies appended to minutes on file). After review of the documents, including noting that in the antepartum care document that teratogens are introduced in the ECE week 3 but that week’s content is not part of a C3, the following action was taken.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to accept the audit reports as written and send them to the ADUME to address the points discovered and return to the committee with a report. The motion was unanimously approved. 

Adjournment: 3:32 p.m.

Executive Committee | February 9

Attendees:

  • Andrea Wendling, Curriculum Committee Chair
  • Dianne Wagner, Curriculum Committee Executive Vice-Chair; Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Aleena Hajek, Curriculum Committee student representative (voting rights given by executive committee)
  • Lisa Galbavi, Curriculum Committee Coordinator
  • Margaret Thompson, Associate Dean for Community Academic Programs (guest)
  • Robin DeMuth, Assistant Dean for Clinical Experiences (guest)
  • Carol Parker, Assistant Dean for Program Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement (guest)
  • Cindy Arvidson, Director, Middle Clinical Experience (guest)
  • Cathy Abbott, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (guest)

Late Clinical experience gap analysis for Class of 2023

  1. Thompson and R. DeMuth provided a document (copy appended to minutes on file) with the situation, background, assessment and recommendation. After discussion the committee decided the full committee will discuss the proposal at the February 23rd meeting. Also, the four new courses associated with the proposal will be presented for vote at the February 23rd meeting.

Middle Clinical Experience rotational changes

  1. DeMuth and C. Arvidson provided a document (copy appended to minutes on file) with the situation, background, assessment and recommendation. After discussion the committee decided the full committee will discuss and vote on the proposal at the February 23rd meeting.

January 26

Voting Members Present: Cindy Arvidson, Anita Avery, Modupe Awonuga, Len Fleck, Laura Freidhoff, Aleena Hajek, Amber Heard-Booth, Harland Holman, Brittany Lane, Steven Roskos, Maureen Schaefer, Andrea Wendling

Ex-Officio Members Present: Robin DeMuth, Jennifer Edwards-Johnson, Joel Maurer, Rebecca Schein, Margaret Thompson, Helga Toriello, Dianne Wagner, Amy Ward

Guests: Cathy Abbott, Gary Ferenchick, Heather Laird Fick, Richard Leach, Robert Malinowski, Carol Parker, Sean Valles

Minutes prepared by: Lisa Galbavi

Call to order: A. Wendling called the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m.

Curriculum review: Assessment 2019-2020 annual report: H. Laird Fick and R. Malinowski provided a copy of the summer 2020 assessment report. It was noted the fall 2019 and spring 2020 were previously reviewed and accepted at the June 2020 meeting. After discussion the following action was taken.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to accept the summer 2020 Assessment report. The motion was unanimously approved.

PCSE score correction: H. Laird Fick and R. Malinowski provided a document with the score correction (copy appended to minutes on file).

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to approve the PCSE correction as written. The motion was unanimously approved.

Vertical Integration / C3 review: October 2020 Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education (ADUME) report: D. Wagner provided a document with her findings on the October 2020 reports (copies appended to minutes on file). The topics include: 1) abnormal stature, 2) childhood communicable diseases, 3) pediatric emergencies and 4) pediatric nutrition concerns. After discussion the requested the following change and took the following action.

Pediatric Nutrition Concerns:  Move the bullet about “culinary medicine” from No Change to Director of Integration & Innovation works with CDGs and shepherds

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to accept the report as amended and send the items to the Director of the Chief Complaints and Concerns and the Director of Integration and Innovation as assigned. The motion was unanimously approved. 

Vertical Integration / C3 review: M. Awonuga, G. Ferenchick and L. Fleck provided copies of four C3 review summaries: 1) child & elder abuse, 2) hypnotic & floppy infant, 3) immunizations and 4) newborn assessment (copies appended to minutes on file). D. Wagner asked G. Ferenchick to create a document with themes. After review of the documents the following action was taken.

ACTION: A motion was made and seconded to accept the audit reports as written and send them to the ADUME to address the points discovered and return to the committee with a report. The motion was unanimously approved. 

MCE changes: C. Abbott provided a document proposing the addition of a family medicine rotation to the MCE and R. DeMuth provided a document with an overview of MCE rotational changes (copies appended to minutes on file). Concerns about the amount of women’s health in the curriculum was discussed and it was noted there is work that needs to be done regarding this. After further discussion it was decided the proposal will be discussed further at the February 9th Executive Committee meeting with a goal to bring a proposal for additional discussion and vote to the February 23rd full committee meeting.

Adjournment: 3:39 p.m.