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Attending: Susan Albright, Angela Blood, Terri Cameron, Kristi Ferguson, Susan Masters, Valerie Smothers, Hugh Stoddard, Marianne Taliaferro.


Terri recommended communicating with Joe Lopriato of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare to get in sync regarding their taxonomy development efforts. The American College of Surgeons is developing a taxonomy, too. Angela will contact to Joe Lopriato. Valerie will contact someone at the American College of Surgeons.

The group confirmed the following revised definitions:

  • Animation (include changed to includes)
  • Film/video
  • Ultrasound


The group confirmed the following deletion:

  • Live patient


The following definitions were revised as follows:

  • Mobile app: A mobile application, most commonly referred to as an app, is a type of application software designed to run on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer. Mobile applications frequently serve to provide users with similar services to those accessed on computers. Apps are generally small, individual software units with specific function. (adapted from Removing reference to Searchable Electronic Database and iPhone. We will reference the subcommittee as the source.
  • Patient-teaching: An actual clinical patient with whom students interact to learn about  a specific clinical condition, symptom, or finding, the patient’s experience with illness, or interaction with the healthcare system. Will add does not include patient-receiving clinical care.
  • Patient – receiving clinical care: An actual clinical patient with whom the student is involved for clinical documentation, care, and / or treatment. Will add does not include patient-teaching.
  • Radiological Images:  will change to medical images with the following definition; medical images of anatomic structures through the use of electromagnetic radiation or sound waves. Medical imaging techniques include radiographys, fluroscopy, CT scans, PET scans, MRIs, and ultrasonograms.
  • Printed materials or digital equivalent will change to Written or visual media or digital equivalent. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual arts will be added to synonymous with/includes.


For the next call:  We may revist resources, talk about clinical correlation, and review other documents. On the last call someone asked for different places where we talked about clinical teaching. Number 1 discussion next time will be clerkship definitions.

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