November 14, 2017 CC Meeting Minutes


November 14th, 2017

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

Videoconference to Deal Boardroom



Attendance: Maureen Novak, John Aris, Victoria Bird, Melanie Hagen, Robert Hatch, Daniel Rubin, Peter Sayeski, Marc Zumberg, Carol Diachun, Jennifer Hipp, Shelley Collins, Gabe Daniels, Wayne Dell, Frank Genuardi, Jim Gorske, Gretchen Kuntz, James Lynch, Ralph Rice, Matthew Ryan, Beverly Vidaurreta

Recording: Robyn Screws




Called to order by Dr. Novak: 7:33 am


Motion made to approve the October minutes, seconded, approved unanimously.


  1. Updates:
    • Phase 1
      1. Dr. Aris provided an update from the Phase 1 Course Directors. The first year students are back in Foundations, while the second year students are working on preceptorships. Exam taking through Canvas is improving as more exams are taken and technical issues are worked out.
    • Phase 2
      1. Dr. Hatch provided an update from the Phase 2 Clerkship Directors. Clerkship Directors note that things are going well and they are working to plan their retreat.
    • TBL Bootcamp
      1. Dr. Novak mentioned that another TBL Boot Camp has been scheduled for June 6th through June 8th, 2018, and anyone interested can contact Dr. Wayne McCormack for more information.


  1. LCME Update
    • Novak presented the most recent update from the LCME. The update is considered positive overall, sections are being still being addressed and assessed as brought to our attention by the LCME.


  • Learning Environment
    • Collins provided an overview of her new committee that will focus on looking at and improving the Learning Environment of the Medical School.


  1. Fit for Duty
    • Collins presented the proposed Fitness for Duty Policy. The policy outlines the process for students returning to our curriculum after a leave of absence. Students would have to complete a Fitness for Duty Evaluation in which the clinician signing off on the evaluation must specialize in Fitness of Duty Evaluations.
    • Novak opened the committee to discussion.
    • Motion made to include “The Curriculum Committee strongly supports the College providing partial payment of required Fitness for Duty Evaluations”, motion seconded, approved unanimously.
    • Motion made to move the proposed policy forward, with discussed additions, motion seconded, approved unanimously.


  1. Technical Standards
    • Collins reviewed proposal for the Technical Standards Policy. The proposal is that the college will review the accommodation requests presented by the students and the document to determine if an accommodation deems reasonable for Medical School and the Medical Profession.
    • Novak opened the committee to discussion.
    • Motion made to move the proposed policy forward, with discussed additions, motion seconded, approved unanimously.


  1. Step2 CS Preparedness
    • Novak presented a review of the Clinical Skills Refresher Course presentation for Dr. Stalvey. The course is a small, two week, refresher course with intense individual assessment and counseling session. The overall goal is to prevent initial failure overall.



End: 8:54 am




Next Meeting: December 12th, 2017, 7:30-9:00 am

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