September 10, 2019 CC Meeting Minutes


September 10, 2019

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

Videoconference to Deal Boardroom


Attendance: Maureen Novak, MD (Chair); Robert Hatch, MD; Peter Sayeski Ph.D.; Shelley Collins, MD; Joseph Fantone, MD; Lou Ann Cooper, Ph.D.; Carol Diachun, MD,VC-Jax; Jim Gorske, M.Ed.; Ms. Hannah Norton, B.A. ,MS; Rana Alissa, MD, VC-Jax; Genuardi Frank, MD, MPH VC-Jax; James Lynch, MD; Mary Patterson, MD; Nicholas Maldonado, MD; Maria N. Kelly, MD; Saleem Islam, MD; Stacy Beal, MD; Paul Gulig, PhD;  Beverly Dede, PhD; Mark Zumberg, MD; James Davis, MS2; Michel Michelot, MS1; Grant Harrell, MD; Colleen Kalynych, Ed.D.


Recording: Aisha Miller

Dr. Novak called meeting to order at 7:32 am.


Motion made to approve August minutes, motion seconded, and unanimously approved.



  1.    Phase 1 – Dr. Aris had nothing to report on Phase 1.

           The Struggling Student Committee

        Phase 2 – Dr. Hatch had nothing to report on Phase 2.


  1. Curriculum Inventory Verification Report: Dr. Novak explained that AAMC ask every medical school to put their curriculum online. This allows the user to search the inventory in detail and would link each course objectives and learning sessions together. When all medical school are on board then the user would be able to globally search the curriculum inventories.


  1. Jacksonville Regional Campus Task Force: Dr. Fantone gave a brief update on the Jacksonville Campus task force committee expansion plans and objectives. The task force members are to identify the benefits and implications of the 3rd and 4th year regional campus strategy. There are a few aspects of focus in the proposal first to identify the programs rational, goals, and unique opportunities, the impact on the current program, the nature of the clinical experience, learning objectives, and the resources and support necessary for a compliable support system. The task force are now in the information gathering phase and are identifying the programs support services, resources, and financial analysis that needs to be considered and also some of the challenges we will need to work through as a group.


  1. HSS Domains and Goals: Dr. Grant Harrell presented information about the Health Science Systems Domains and Goals frame work. The HSS domains and goals were presented intentionally broad to convince the committee to support the development of the HSS trait in the curriculum to fill existing gaps and organize the things we already have into a more logical flow on how we can teach HSS longitudinally though the year. The AMA were concerned how future physicians were being trained to interact and engage with the health science system in a meaningful and efficient way. Teaching students how to use health resources wisely, understanding the cost, and understanding benefits harm and drilling this information into the students from first year on. In an attempt to improve the system and impact change an offer for institutions to put together an proposal to teach Medical students and undergrads how to start engaging with the health systems beyond clinic and basic science and how to be better stewards and leaders of the HSS and impact students education.

Dr. Novak proposed changes to the Health Science System. Motion made to integrate the Health Systems Science into the curriculum. Motion made, seconded, and approved.


  1. Program Evaluation Update: Dr. Cooper provided the committee with an update of the Program Evaluations. All Student has an opportunity to evaluate the course and at the end of the course are expected to participate at a 100% and provide feedback in the course evaluations. The information received will be used to improve the course.


  1. Credit for external degrees: Dr. Novak proposed additional policy for students receiving an advanced degree during medical school. Motion for student who complete an advanced degree program outside the dual degree option (e.g., MD/PhD) may petition the ASC for a waiver of 4 weeks of elective credit applied toward the MD degree for each year of training outside the MD Program for a maximum of 16 credits. The student must provide justification for the degree enhancing their medical career. Endorsement is by the Associate Dean for Medical Education with approval by the ASC. Motion made, seconded, and approved.


  1. Journal Club: Members were encourage to read these articles for faculty development.
  2. Health Systems Science Curricula in Undergraduate Medical Education: Identifying and Defining a Potential Curricular Framework
  3. Health Systems Science in Undergraduate Medical Education: The “Broccoli” of Medical Student Education
  4. Teaching Systems Improvement to Early Medical Students: Strategies and Lessons Learned


Meeting adjourned at: 9:00 a.m.

Next Meeting: October 8, 2019 7:30-9:00 am

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