March 10, 2020 CC Meeting Minutes


March 10, 2020

7:30 to 9:00 AM, HMEB Room 128

Videoconference to Deal Boardroom


Attendance: Maureen Novak, M.D. (Chair); Joseph Fantone, M.D.; Paul Gulig, Ph.D.; Carol Diachun, M.D.,VC-Jax; Jim Gorske, M.Ed.; Stacy Beal, M.D.; Marc Zumberg, M.D.; Maria Kelly, M.D.; Lynne E Meyer, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Robert Hatch, M.D. MPH; Saleem Islam, M.D. MPH; Shelley Collins, M.D. FAAP; Julia Close, M.D.; Nina Multak, Ph.D., MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA; Michel Michelot, MS1; John Aris, Ph.D.; Frank Genuardi, M.D., MPH; Michelle Jacobs-Elliott, M.D.; James Lynch , M.D.; Benjamin Bensadon, Ed.M. Ph.D.; Lou Ann Cooper Ph.D.; Hannah Norton BA, MS; Mary Patterson M.D. , M.Ed.; Matthew Ryan M.D., Ph.D.; Shireen Madani Sims, M.D.; Thomas K. Morrissey, M.D., Ph.D.


Dictation: Aisha Miller

Dr. Novak called meeting to order at 7:35 am.


Motion made to approve February minutes, motion seconded, and approved.


  • Updates:
  1. Phase 1

Student Success Committee: Dr. Aris gave an update on the Academic Support Program summarizing the work done by a large number of people in the committee. (CALM) identifies the four areas that make up the course content knowledge and mentoring will be the focus in the summer of the 1st year and the academic and life/work balance will be spread throughout the pre-clerkship curriculum. The course will be pass/fail. The core will be the summer classes there are three parts Remediation, Step 1 review, and Step 1 questions. This is for students required to take summer courses, and will be offered to all students that would like to take it, student are to develop (ILP) that are approved by the (ASC). Dr. Aris and the committee are still working out the program details and would like to roll out a pilot program on a trial basis this summer. Dr. Novak would like to know the learning outcomes and how the course success will be assessed. Further discussion on topic will be required.



  • Geriatrics syllabus for 2021: Bensadon presented the syllabus for Geriatric. This is a two week course that consist of 26 competencies. One of the goals are to provide students with learning objectives that are relevant to the competencies. Week 1 students will discuss community based geriatrics care. Week 2 students will provide a geriatric collaborative experience. The educational outcomes for students will provide them with a competent evidence based geriatric care module.


  • Procedures and Diagnosis Requirements for graduation: Madani-Sims provided updates on the Patient Log procedure list in which wording were revised the phrase performing a spontaneous vaginal delivery to now participate or assist with a spontaneous vaginal delivery. Dr. Madani-Sims thinks this should be removed as a procedure requirement and the wording changed in the curriculum. Dr. Hatch motioned to change the wording from perform a spontaneous vaginal delivery to participate in a spontaneous vaginal delivery, motion seconded, and approved. Dr. Hatch would like the group to continue with discussions of the procedure list and make recommendation to the committee.


  • Monitoring Update -Emergency Medicine: Dr. Ryan provided information on the Emergency Medicine students that were concerned about rotations during interview time. There are 4 required elements of 4th year Emergency Medicine is one and because of the nature of Emergency Medicine Dr. Ryan has a possible solution by allowing students flexibility to break-up their rotations and this should provide students with a greater latitude in scheduling interviews during their rotation period. The proposal is to allow the students to take 8 weeks of Emergency Medicine consecutively. Motion made that the Emergency Medicine course can be taken over an 8 week period instead of 4 week period to accommodate the student’s ability to interview at an opportune time, motion seconded, and approved.



  • Transitioning Instruction: Fantone sent out the transitioning instructions email that provided safety preparedness information during the current emergency condition and evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak, links were provided to UF Emergency Management plans. Dr. Novak and committee members discussed different options pertaining to the emergency conditions students and faculty are currently facing. A few safety options were presented. Students that are sick with the flu like symptoms are asked to stay home and if anyone travelled to listed places then they should follow the CDC guidelines. Some faculty members have lectures with up to 30 students together all day most students are together for labs and patient presentations. It was discussed labs can be done on an independent basis, or online. Patient presentations can be cancelled for time being and quizzes can be done remotely as an option and large student groups can be broken down into smaller groups. The committee has made a few suggestions for a contingency plan but will not cancel classes at this time. A few ideas are to continue as we are, lectures will continue as usual with the option of availability at home, patient presentation will be discussed, for large group use separate exam rooms, testing students are separated by carrels and will use their own computers,  everything can be online, and possibly make  an optional pilot to see the outcome.



  • SEIN New 4th Year-Course-Template: Novak presented another course for fourth year students that are interested in Orthopedics with the successful completion of the surgery clerkship. This is a pass/fail course and is based on the courses competencies which are not listed in the course template. A conditional motion has been made to include this 4th Year course depending on if the course competencies has been added, motion seconded, and approved.




Meeting adjourned at 9:03 a.m.


Next Meeting: April 14, 2020 7:30-9:00 a.m.

HMEB Rm 128, Dean’s Conference Room with videoconference to Jacksonville Deal Boardroom