October 10, 2017 CC Meeting Minutes


October 10th, 2017

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

Videoconference to Deal Boardroom



Attendance: Maureen Novak, Joseph Fantone, John Aris, Victoria Bird, Melanie Hagen, Robert Hatch, Tom Rowe, Peter Sayeski, Marc Zumberg, Carol Diachun, Jennifer Hipp, Shelley Collins, Lou Ann Cooper, Wayne Dell, Frank Genuardi, Jim Gorske, Gretchen Kuntz, James Lynch, Daniel O’Neill, Ralph Rice, Matthew Ryan, Beverly Vidaurreta

Recording: Robyn Screws




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


Dr. Novak introduced the MS1 representative, Daniel O’Neill, and asked the committee to introduce themselves.


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


  1. Updates:
    • Phase 1
      1. Dr. Aris provided an update on the Phase 1 Curriculum. Dr. Aris noted that Canvas exams are going well and Course Directors are working on making sure the DRC Accommodation forms are completed. Mr. Gorske is a great resource for those students in need. Students did express concern regarding announcements made during exams using the audio system in the Learning Center interrupting testing.
    • Phase 2
      1. Dr. Hatch provided an update on the Phase 2 Curriculum. Clerkship Directors have been looking at the Portfolio and implementing EPA’s.
    • Other Updates
      1. Dr. Novak mentioned that the AAMC has given guidance to schools regarding the current situation in Puerto Rico and the impacted Medical Schools there.
      2. Dr. Novak noted that the Population Health Course approved at UCC. The course will meet once a week during first year for 10 weeks.
    • STEP 2
      1. Dr. Cooper provided the committee with an update and comparison for Step 2 scores from the class of 2017 and 2018.


  1. Fit for Duty/ Technical Standards
    • Collins presented the policy document on Technical Standards. This document is written to address the differences between accommodations possible for main campus programs that are not necessarily similar to accommodations appropriate in the College of Medicine. The new UFCOM Technical Standards Committee will meet and support this document and its policies. Dr. Novak opened the floor to discussion on the proposal.
      1. Suggestion to include a section in the document regarding in school diagnosis of disability, as well as the inclusion to include an acknowledgement of the document, to include a read receipt, and if a student is requesting an accommodation or not, or if they are not sure and request an appointment to discuss accommodations.
      2. Also suggested possibly having a group of students review the document before implementation.
  • Dr. Novak asked the committee to review the document and send feedback or edits prior to the next meeting for further discussion.
  • Collins presented the Fitness for Duty Policy regarding students who are returning from a leave of absence. The policy includes the prohibiting of the students’ treating physician from signing off on their letter for fitness of duty. An external reviewer must perform the Fitness for Duty Evaluation. Discussion was held regarding the policy and Dr. Novak asked for the committee to look over the proposal and send her any feedback or edits regarding the policy prior to the next meeting.


  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Motion made to approve the presented Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery course, motion seconded, approved unanimously.


End: 8:58 am




Next Meeting: November 14th, 2017, 7:30-9:00 am

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