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Wayne State University School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee Year End Summary
2014-2015

The following report summarizes the primary activities of the Curriculum Committee during the 2014-2015 academic year. The summary includes the motions approved, pending or dismissed; Curriculum Committee agenda items needing follow-up/monitoring; key outcome reports reviewed and assessed, as well as other key school of medicine updates that were discussed. For further detail on these topics, please visit the Curriculum Committee website.

Motions Approved/Pending/Dismissed 

Approved Motions 

5/13/15: Dr. Chadwell from Family Medicine made a request to change some of the clinical learning exercises to address cultural competence in the Continuity Clinic Clerkship. A gap analysis was conducted identifying a void in the curriculum. The Curriculum Committee unanimously approved the motion. The Curriculum Committee did request outcome data following the 2015-16 academic year.

5/13/15: On behalf of Dr. Joel Appel, Dr. Levine presented a motion to integrate Motivational Interviewing content into Clinical Medicine 2 course and eliminate one of the three shadowing experiences. It was determined that that content could be delivered without eliminating the shadowing experience. The Curriculum Committee unanimously approved the integration of content, but requested Dr. Appel to further justify the elimination of the shadowing experience.

5/13/15: Dr. Diane Levine presented the “Safe Hand-off of Patient Safety” curriculum, as requested at the 4/18/15 meeting. The Curriculum Committee voted and approved the integration of the curriculum

4/8/15: Dr. Diane Levine made a motion to approve the development of a “Safe Hand-off of Patient Safety” curriculum. The committee approved her motion pending a review and impact on the curriculum. The committee requested a follow-up in the May meeting.

2/11/15: Dr. Bosch presented a motion to integrate a new objective in her Endocrine Pathophysiology Unit to address a gap in our curriculum, specifically to add a 50 minute lecture on pregnancy complication. A gap analysis was conducted identifying the void in the curriculum. The Curriculum Committee unanimously approved the motion.

2/11/15: Dr. Jackson presented a motion to coordinate Translational Medicine 1 course material with Clinical Medicine 1 small groups. The Curriculum Committee unanimously approved the motion.

12/10/14: Dr. Jackson presented a motion set forward by the Promotions Committee. Specifically, any student repeating a pathophysiology that fails any unit a second time would be dismissed from medical school. The Curriculum Committee unanimously approved the motion.

12/10/14: The Curriculum Committee reviewed and approved the updated Longitudinal Themes.

11/12/14: Dr’s Schwartz and Jackson requested the approval of an exam for the Clinical Medicine II course. After further discussion the Curriculum Committee unanimously approved the addition of the exam in the Clinical Medicine II course.

11/12/14: Dr. Levine introduced three new SOM learning objectives for the quality and safety curriculum. The CC unanimously approved the addition of the objectives.

9/10/14: Drs. Jackson and Bosch discussed the need to add a 10th pathophysiology unit using the NBME Pathology Subject Exam. After further discussion a motion was made and unanimously approved to use the NBME Subject Exam as a 10th unit. The committee did request additional information prior to implementation, which will be reported at the October meeting.

6/12/14: Dr. Levine introduced a motion to approve an additional curricular module in the quality and safety curriculum. Specifically, she requested the committee’s approval to begin investigating the integration of the ISAC quality and safety modules throughout Years 1-4. The voting members unanimously approved her request, but must report back to the committee the implementation plan.

Motions Pending 

5/13/15: On behalf of Dr. Joel Appel, Dr. Levine presented a motion to integrate Motivational Interviewing content into Clinical Medicine 2 course and eliminate one of the three shadowing experiences. It was determined that that content could be delivered without eliminating the shadowing experience. The Curriculum Committee unanimously approved the integration of content, but requested Dr. Appel to further justify the elimination of the shadowing experience. 

Dismissed Motions 

7/13/14: Dr. Jackson requested moving Translational Medicine I to the end of Year 1, adding 4 additional days to the schedule. After further discussion the committee denied that request, but approved a motion to have two students work with the course director to improve the delivery of the course material. The committee also requested Dr. Maza to report back to the committee the changes made this year to improve the course.

Continued Follow-up of Curriculum Committee Agenda Items 

  • Follow-up on LCME non-compliant educational standards
  • Monitoring of duty hour violation improvements
  • Monitoring of the Year 1 Translational Medicine course improvement plan
  • Process to enhance the Year 2 Older Adult Home Visit reflection exercises
  • Monitoring of the new Quality and Safety curriculum
  • Addition of cultural competence curriculum in the Continuity Clinic Clerkship
  • Monitoring of the Dermatology unit improvement plan
  • Monitoring of the Respiratory unit improvement plan
  • Monitoring the addition of a Prenatal Education curriculum in the OB/GYN clerkship

Student Outcome Reports Reviewed and Assessed 

  • Curriculum Committee end-of-year summary
  • Course and Clerkship reports reviewing students assessment and areas for improvement
  • Promotion Committee report on course and USMLE pass and failure rates
  • Student evaluation of the courses: A review of the performance and trends across courses
  • Review of the NBME Basic Science Subject Exam outcomes
  • Review of the performance and trends across the clerkships and clinical campuses
  • Review of the Step 1 first time pass rate and score plots
  • Review of Step 2 CK and CS first time pass rate and score plots
  • Review of the NBME Year 3 subject exam outcomes
  • Review of the residency match profile document: This document is a 4 year summary of our students and the specialty in which they Matched
  • Match and SOAP results
  • AAMC Graduation Questionnaire outcomes for 2013-14
  • Curriculum mapping report
  • Duty hour report
  • Year 4 elective report identifying electives with poor student evaluations
  • Student mistreatment report summarizes the occurrences reported by students
  • On-time grades report monitors the effectiveness of reporting Year 3 grades
  • Year 3 OSCE outcomes
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