CC Meeting Minutes March 14, 2023

7:30 to 9:00 a.m. via Zoom

Attendance: Heather Harrell (Chair), Abdel Alli, Bob Seifert, Carol Diachun, Meredith Thompson, Mitsy Audate, Reetu Grewal, Ryan Nall, Steve Munger, Velyn Wu, Beverly Dede, Dani Brown, Elisa Sottile, Frank Genuardi, Hannah Norton, James Lynch, Jennifer Hamilton, Jim Gorske, Joseph Fantone, Kathy Green, Lynne Meyer, Maureen Novak, Norman Beatty, Olivier Barolette, Phuong Huynh, Shelley Collins, Shireen Madani Sims. Guests: Nicole Diaz, Dinia Salmeron, Jessica Portillo, Laura Guyer, Bill Allen

Recording: Sandi Reveille

Dr. Harrell called the meeting to order at 7:30 a.m.

  1. A motion was made to approve the consent agenda, seconded, and approved.
  2. Vote required
    1. Medical Interpreter Training elective – elective proposal
      An elective open to all current medical students who have native or professional level of fluency in a second language. Goal is to train students to become qualified and UF Health authorized interpreters. Course will provide students with access to a 3r-party 16-hour medical interpreter course through Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center (AHEC).
      A motion to approve the Medical Interpreter Training elective. 
    2. Sexual Misconduct & Sexual Harassment Information
      Merge two policies that are the same but in different fashions into one policy – sexual misconduct and Title 9.
      A motion to merge the two policies. 
    3. Pandemic Expectations – sunset
      A Pandemic Expectations policy was instituted for the pandemic prior to vaccinations so by sunsetting this policy we will now to refer to the Absence Policy instead.
      A motion to sunset the Pandemic Expectations policy. 
    4. Research and Discovery objectives – update
      Research and Discovery course is divided into two major content areas – 1) evident-based medicine statistical research design and 2) research ethics. The learning objectives were streamlined and updated using Blooms taxonomy.
      A motion to approve the changes and objectives for the Research and Discovery course. 
    5. HSS Domain 2 Using Information Effectively Goals and Objectives –
      The objective of this is to update some of the goals so that there is better alignment between the course objectives and domain 2. Streamlining to remove some very specific goals that are more appropriate to a course than a domain.
      A motion to approve the changes noted on the attachment. 

A motion was made to approve 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 above, seconded and approved.


  1. Research in the Curriculum

With the tremendous interest in research by the students it seemed like a great time to put together a task force to look at how research is taught in the curriculum and to see if things potentially need to be added outside the research and discovery course or use the transition of some of the EBM into the Heath Systems Science longitudinal domain in order to free up some space for some other research. 

  1. Phase 2 Professionalism Task Force recommendations – Ryan Nall

Task force was formed to assess professionalism throughout Phase 2 and ways to standardize this approach.

  • All clerkships use the same 4 professionalism domains and scale. Assessment of excellence and exceeding expectations by adding a narrative box to the current professionalism assessment tool that is used as part of the clerkship assessment and make sure it is standardized across each of the clerkships.
  • All clerkships will move to assessing professionalism as satisfactory or unsatisfactory.
  • Assess this longitudinally and programmatically.

Will present this to the clerkship directors.

A motion was made to approve the above, seconded and approved. 

Action plan: gather a group to start working on a programmatic assessment plan to come before the committee to address some of the concerns (ie empathy, compassion).


  1. CPESA Report – Huynh

Overview of 3rd year Clerkships – Debriefings are complete. Presented the criteria the students use to evaluate/debrief the Clerkships. Next step is to follow up with the “You Said We Said” action plans. Thank you to Megan Burin and Anuj Shah, MS3 Debriefing Chairs.

Presented Class of 2025 Phase 1 Performance. Compared their exam averages and final scores with two previous years. 

Discussed whether pass/fail if good or bad for Phase 1.

Action plan: devote some time at the upcoming retreat to discuss how to interpret the data.


  1. Good News –
  • Culture of Scholarship
  • Medical Student Research Symposium – Recognition of the Award Recipients
  • Article published in SGIM Forum by Dr. Alois about the integrative medicine thread.



Meeting ended at 8:58am