Scientific Foundations Committee TC (SFC)


Committee Responsibilities

Course Committee Responsibilities


Committee Members

Scientific Foundations Committee members 2016-2017 (pdf)


Meeting Minutes

(Meeting minutes are posted after approval at the subsequent meeting.)

2016

December 2016

  • HHD1 - Annual Course Report
  • Starting to think about possible changes to teaching styles & formats
  • Reflections from HHD3 2016
  • New Med Ed curriculum staff organization (tabled)

November 2016 (pdf)

  • Essentials of Clinical Medicine 1-3A (Clinical Skills) - Annual Course Report
  • Provide course schedules w/required sessions 6 weeks in advance
  • BlackBag Discussion Forums & Feedback Cards

October 2016 (pdf)

  • Quarterly joint meeting with CEC & CUMED
  • Equity & Diversity Training

September 2016 (pdf)

  • Principles of Pathology - Annual Course Report
  • Use of the Incomplete Contract Form
  • Creation of an Official Audit Course Option for MS1 & MS2 Courses

August 2016 (pdf)

  • Physiology - Annual Course Report
  • Use of the Annual Course Report & Course Improvement Plans
  • Peer Review Committee

No SFC meeting in July.

June 2016 (pdf)

  • HHD5 - Annual Course Report
  • New COSSS Guidelines for Failing Students
  • Learning Principles in Course Design

May 2016 (pdf)

  • HSF - Annual Course Report
  • Update on Incomplete (I) grade contract
  • Course Director representation on Admissions Committee
  • Variability in implementation of disabilities accommodations

April 2016 (pdf)

  • Quarterly joint meeting with CEC & CUMED
  • Introduction of Dr Bob Englander, Associate Dean for Undergradate Medical Education
  • Diversity & Inclusion

March 2016 (pdf)

  • SMP - Annual Course Report
  • Human Sexuality - Annual Course Report
  • Completion of student Incomplete (I) grades

February 2016 (pdf)

  • ECM 1-3: MCI, WLC, POCC - Annual Course Report
  • Multiple Mini Interview program
  • Quality Improvement/Patient Saftety Workgroup Recommendations

January 2016 (pdf)

  • Quarterly joint meeting with CEC & CUMED
  • Education Leadership Retreat Summary
  • Mapping of PCRS & Core EPA Assessments

2015

December 2015 (pdf)

  • BlackBag: TC Course Directors Site
  • Professionalism

November 2015 (pdf)

  • Human Behavior - Annual Course Report
  • Curriculum Mapping
  • Course administrator co-directors

October 2015 (pdf)

  • Neuroscience - Annual Course Report
  • Narrative Feedback
  • Preparation of Histograms

September 2015 (pdf)

  • Presentation by Dr David Battinelli, MD

August 2015 (pdf)

  • Microbiology & Immunology - Annual Course Report
  • Procedure for when students do not hand in secure exam booklet
  • Student course accommodations

No SFC meeting in July.

June 2015 (pdf)

  • Student concerns
  • HHD - Rheum, Derm, Otol, Ortho, Opth - Annual Course Report
  • Proposed B.S. to M.D. program
  • Narrative Feedback Assessment

May 2015 (pdf)

  • HHD - Neuro & Psyche - Annual Course Report
  • New Integration Milestone Exam

April 2015 (pdf)

  • Student concerns
  • HHD - Renal & Endo-Repro - Annual Course Report
  • Grading & Transcript Policy Revision
  • BlackBag resource tab

March 2015 (pdf)

  • Principles of Pharmacology - Annual Course Report
  • New Medical School Competencies & Objectives

February 2015 (pdf)

  • Student concerns
  • HHD - GI & Heme - Annual Course Report
  • ECM courses to become P/N

January 2015 (pdf)

  • HHD - Cardio & Resp - Annual Course Report
  • Student concerns
  • HHD - Cardio & Resp: respiratory group case
  • BlackBag Demo: feedback cards

2014

December 2014 (pdf)

  • Presentation by Dr Bob Englander, MD, MPH

November 2014 (pdf)

  • Physiology - Annual Course Report
  • BlackBag Demo: new tab on CourseInfo page
  • BlackBag Demo: search functionality
  • LCME mandate for narrative assessments

October 2014 (pdf)

  • Knowledge Coop & MedWiki
  • ECM 1 & ECM 2 (Clinical Skills) - Annual Course Report
  • Practice Formative Assessments

September 2014 (pdf)

  • Principles of Pathology - Annual Course Report
  • 2014 Summer Enrichment pilot program
  • Data Integration Project

August 2014 (pdf)

  • Human Disease 4 - Annual Course Report
  • Revisions to Yrs 1 & 2 Missed or Rescheduled Exam Procedure & Exam Form - finalization
  • Dyad Review

No SFC meeting in July.

June 2014 (pdf)

  • Essentials of Clinical Medicine: Wednesday Longitudinal Curriculum - Annual Course Report
  • Setting Honors Criteria - finalization
  • Procedure on rescheduling missed exams

May 2014 (pdf)

  • Human Disease 3 - Annual Course Report
  • Essentials of Clinical Medicine 3 - Annual Course Report
  • Peer Review Committee
  • Setting Honors Criteria

April 2014 (pdf)

  • Debrief - Medical Education Retreat
  • Innovations Projects
  • Interprofessional Practice and Educational Committee (IPEC)

March 2014 (pdf)

  • Human Behavior - Annual Course Report
  • Disability discussion
  • Remediation plan of attack: Pre-matriculation Course
  • Honors Grading Year 1 & 2

February 2014 (pdf)

  • Milestone 2
  • Update on W, I, N grades & Withdrawal from class
  • Human Structure and Function - Annual Course Report
  • Science of Medical Practice - Annual Course Report
  • Final presentation on Student Performance

January 2014 (pdf)

  • Update on W, I and N grades in the event of a student dropping a medical school class
  • Academic Calendar 2014-15
  • Human Disease 1 - Annual Course Report
  • Mid Course Narrative Assessment
  • Final Presentation on Student Performance

2013

December 2013 (pdf)

  • Secure Exam Debrief Procedure, Years 1 & 2
  • Principles of Pharmacology - Annual Course Report
  • Milestone II Exam

November 2013 (pdf)

  • Neuroscience - Annual Course Report
  • Post Exam REVIEW SESSIONS
  • Continuation of, "Help, there may be a failing student in my class"

October 2013 (pdf)

  • Human Sexuality - Annual Course Report
  • Proposed position: Assistant Dean, Clinical Education
  • Continuation of, "Help, there may be a failing student in my class"
  • Proposed Calendar and Course Changes AY 2014-15

September 2013 (pdf)

  • Microbiology/Immunology - Annual Course Report
  • Templates for Class Syllabus & Letters to Problem Students
  • FCT integration
  • "Help, there may be a failing student in my class"

August 2013 (pdf)

  • Integration update
  • Attendance Policy
  • Physiology - Annual Course Report
  • Health Care Disparities

No SFC or CEC Meeting will be held in July

June 2013 (pdf)

  • Brief joint information session with CEC
  • Transitions
  • Reminder about USMLE Subject exam reviews
  • Grading and Exams
  • Tracking Student Progress
  • Best Practices
  • Human Disease 4 - Annual Course Report

May 2013 (pdf) Joint Meeting with CEC

  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Honors and Awards
  • Commencement
  • Essentials of Clinical Medicine - Annual Course Report
  • Progress in Integrated Topics (years 1 and 2)

April 2013 (pdf)

  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Human Disease 3 - Annual Course Report
  • Essentials of Clinical Medicine 3 - Annual Course Report
  • Best Practices

March 2013 (pdf)

  • Black Bag Meeting
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Human Disease 2 - Annual Course Report
  • Best Practices

February 2013 (pdf)

  • Integrated Work Group Update
  • Remediation - Course Failures

January 2013 (pdf)

  • Human Disease I - Annual Course Report
  • Best Practices
  • Integrated Work Group Update

2012

December 2012 (pdf)

  • Vice Dean Mark Rosenberg - Introduction
  • ExamSoft
  • Pathology and Neuroscience - Annual Course Reports
  • LCME Narrative Assessment

November 2012 (pdf)

  • Student Assessment Committee
  • MSPE
  • Faculty Development
  • Pharmacology - Annual Course Report

October 2012 (pdf)

  • Black Bag Update
  • Best Practices: Active Learning
  • Integrated Work Groups
  • Human Sexuality - Annual Course Report

September 2012 (pdf)

  • Black Bag Update
  • How to Use Disability Services
  • Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology - Annual Course Reports
  • Impact of Year 1 & 2 Course Honors

August 2012 (pdf)

  • LCME Update
  • Orientation & White Coat Ceremony
  • Black Bag Update
  • Best Practices: Assessments
  • Course Exams Discussion

June 2012 (pdf)

  • Transitions & Course Director Changes
  • Best Practices: James Pacala, MD
  • Human Disease 4 - Annual Course Report

May 2012 (pdf)

  • Independent Learning Time
  • Calenders
  • Black Bag Training
  • Best Practices: Human Disease Courses
  • Essentials of Clinical Medicine - Annual Course Report

April 2012 (pdf)

  • LCME Update
  • NBME Subject Exams
  • Best Practices: Setting Expectations for Small Groups
  • Human Disease 2 & 3 - Annual Course Reports

March 2012 (pdf)

  • Education Council Updates
  • LCME Site Visit Prep
  • Best Practices: Setting Expectations for Small Groups
  • Science of Medical Practice - Annual Course Report

February 2012 (pdf)

  • Best Practices: Human Disease III
  • LCME Site Visit Prep
  • Human Structure and Function - Annual Course Report
  • Changes to Curriculum
  • Course Honors

January 2012 (pdf)

  • NBME Subject Exams
  • Black Bag Demonstrations

2011

December 2011 (pdf)

  • Human Disease I - Annual Course Summary
  • TC/DU Governance and Curriculum Oversight
  • LCME Update
  • Mid-Course Assessment Discussion

November 2011 (pdf)

  • Pharmacology - Annual Course Summary
  • LCME Update
  • Individual Course Honors
  • TC/DU Governance and Curriculum Oversight

October 2011 (pdf)

  • LCME Mock Site Visit Follow-up
  • ESC Integration
  • ILT Implementation

September 2011 (pdf)

  • LCME Mock Site Visit Preparation
  • Pathology & Human Sexuality - Annual Course Reports
  • Integration Discussion

August 2011 (pdf)

  • LCME Update
  • Neuroscience - Annual Course Report
  • Conflict of Interest Implementation
  • Ideas for Implementing ILT

July 2011 (pdf)

  • LCME Update
  • Physiology - Annual Course Report
  • Conflict of Interest Discussion

June 2011 (pdf)

  • Embryology Update
  • Microbiology & Human Disease 4 - Annual Course Reports

May 2011 (pdf)

  • LCME Update
  • Comprehensive Basic Science Exam Scores
  • Embryology Update
  • ECM 3B - Annual Course Report
  • Student Evaluation of Courses & Implementation of Grading Policies

April 2011 (pdf)

  • LCME Update
  • 2010 USMLE Step I Scores
  • Match Day Results
  • Human Disease 3 and ECM 3A - Annual Course Reports
  • Embryology and Nutrition Discussion

March 2011 (pdf)

  • LCME Update
  • Human Disease 2 - Annual Course Report
  • Will your course pass LCME scrutiny?
  • Suggestions for Curriculum Changes

February 2011 (pdf)

  • LCME Update
  • Human Structure and Function & Science of Medical Practice - Annual Course Reports
  • LCME Discussion for Years 1 & 2

January 2011 (pdf)

  • LCME Update
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • 2010 Graduation Questionnaire Results and Course Comparison

2010

December 2010 (pdf)

  • LCME Update
  • Human Disease I & ECM I - Annual Course Reports
  • Year 1 & 2 Exams

November 2010 (pdf)

  • LCME Update
  • Exam Development Requirements
  • Year 1 and 2: Exam Grade Policy

October 2010 (pdf)

  • LCME Update
  • New Curriculum: Year 1
  • Honors Discussion

September 2010 (pdf)

  • LCME Update
  • Attendance at Required Course Activities

August 2010 (pdf)

  • LCME Update
  • Evaluation & Assessment Principles

June 2010 (pdf)

  • LCME Self-Study Committees
  • Assessment of Student Performance (Exams, grading, remediation, & transcripts)

April 2010 (pdf)

  • Medical Student Professionalism Code
  • Practical Aspects of the Curriculum (Standardized elements, scheduling, FCT cases, etc.)

February 2010 (pdf)

  • Curriculum Retreat
  • Secure Exam Pilot and Policy
  • Annual Course Review Process

 


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