November 8, 2016 CC Meeting Minutes

November 8th, 2016
7:30 to 9:00 am

 HMEB Room 128, Videoconference to Jacksonville Deal Boardroom


Member Attendees: Joseph Fantone, Maureen Novak, Melanie Hagen, Heather Harrell, Robert Hatch, Kyle Rarey, Tom Rowe, Peter Sayeski, Laurence Solberg, Marc Zumberg, Carol Diachun, Jennifer Hipp, Lou Ann Cooper, Gabe Daniels, Tim Garren, Frank Genuardi, Gretchen Kuntz, James Lynch, Wayne Dell, Hannah Norton, Matthew Ryan, Beverly Vidaurreta, Zareen Zaidi


Recording: Robyn Screws

The meeting was called to order by Dr. Novak at 7:33 am.



  • Hatch provided an update from the Clerkship Directors. The Clerkship Director’s Retreat will be moved to earlier in the year in order to prepare for implementation of Dr. Harrell and her task force’s plan for History and Physical Observations.
  • Sayeski provided an update from the Course Directors. Currently they are looking for gaps in the curriculum as well as looking at assessments and how they could help prepare students for Step 1.


Leave of Absence Policy

  • Zumberg moved to approve the new wording for the Leave of Absence Policy, motion seconded, approved unanimously.


LCME Update and Discussion

  • Novak opened a discussion surrounding the concerns brought on by the LCME update. Ideas to help address some of the concerns include new evaluation tools being used along with the Portfolio as well as ideas for a new way for faculty to acknowledge a student has been observed performing a history and physical on a patient. The discussion was opened up to the committee to brainstorm ideas that would be best for the students. Topics for the discussion also included Step 1 data, scores and how UF’s College of Medicine is performing with comparison to the rest of the country.


Meeting adjourned at 8:57 am.


Next Meeting:  December 13th, 2016, 7:30-9:00 am, HMEB Room 128 (Deans Conference Room), videoconference to Jacksonville Deal Boardroom.