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Meeting Information


April 13, 2015


1 EDT/12 CDT/11 MDT/10 PDT

Attending: Susan Albright, Terri Cameron, Kristi Ferguson, Heather Hageman, Valerie Smothers, Hugh Stoddard

Agenda Items

1 Review notes of last call


2 Discuss clerkship definitions

Hugh recommended removing the reference to second- , third- , and fourth-year students. The student is part of the patient care team in the clerkship and preceptorship. Hugh commented that the key difference is the setting; clerkship take place in the hospital, and preceptorshiip may take place in doctor's offices. Terri commented that a clerkship may include the preceptorship component. There are also separate experiences. Terri suggested " in ambulatory and inpatient settings." 

Terri will send the clerkship definition that she captured.

Susan commented that the vet school has two rotations that last one week. 

For preceptorship, the group agreed to: Practical experience in medical and health-related services that occurs as part of an educational program wherein the professionally-trained student works outside the academic environment under the supervision of an established professional in the particular field.

Hugh commented that there may not be a distinction between clerkship and preceptorship. Terri replied that in clerkships students may work with many faculty. In preceptorships, you are shadowing a single clinician. More schools setting up preceptorship in the academic environment. Kristi commented that shadowing often happens in the absence of preceptorship. Terri will circulate a proposed definition. 

Hugh asked why we need to discriminate. Terri commented 

3 Discuss resources

Terri has made the updates recorded in the notes. There are some items highlighted in turquoise related to things that may be used when cases are included in assessment, instruction or resources.Clinical correlation, scenario and vignette have new definitions for review. The CGEA Curriculum Inventory workshop attendees agreed with the treatment of different types of patient resources.

Terri explained that Clinical Vignette was added because some felt it was different than a patient case. Susan requested that disambiguation with Virtual patient be added. Terri commented that we don't have a resource called patient case.  Kristi recommended adding "Synonymous with Patient Case." She will add that Clinical Vignette is included in Virtual Patient. 

Susan asked if these terms would be used this year. Terri replied that she would like people to use this terminology for resources for the next submission. By August 2016, she would like the complete list to be finalized. We would need to have the list done by January. Kristi recommended moving forward with our own definitions given the timeline. 

The group agreed to change scenario to simulation scenario. The AAMC team will look for a definition for that for next time. We can ask Angela to contact them directly. 

The group revised the definition of Clinical vignette. Terri will revise send the definitions to the group.

The group agreed to add a definition for Clinical teaching case. Hugh encouraged consistency with the Clinical vignette definition to ensure that one is a subset of the other.

4 Discuss clinical correlation

Should it be instructional method or assessment method? It is a gray area. Terri will integrate the definition Marian found with the one in the pdf document. Terri will distribute to the group.

5 Discuss instructional methods, assessment methods, and resources related to clinical teaching



Action Items

The sub-committee will review the list of resources and send any recommendations for changes to the sub-committee.

Terri will circulate draft definitions to the sub-committee. 

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