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Curriculum Inventory (CI)

The AAMC Curriculum Inventory is designed to serve as the premier benchmarking and reporting tool on content, structure, delivery, and assessment of U.S. and Canadian medical school curricula. Schools share their curriculum inventories with AAMC so that national reports using graphical interpretations of both aggregate and historical curriculum data can be generated on various topics. These reports can be useful to facilitate continuous quality improvement, facilitate discussion among curriculum committees and teaching faculty, support schools’ accreditation monitoring, enhance medical education research, and inform legislators and the general public.

The process a school undergoes to create and maintain a curriculum inventory may also be referred to as curricular mapping. Details commonly included in curricular mapping are:

  • Content taught, including learning objectives at multiple levels (e.g., program, course, event) and keywords
  • Learning event details, including timing, frequency, instructional approach, and resources
  • Content assessed, including assessment methods
  • Curricular structure, such as number of academic levels, weeks and hours of instruction, and special tracks or programs

The AAMC Curriculum Inventory website provides a number of publicly available resources to help schools establish, maintain, and use their curriculum inventories to their best abilities.

AAMC Building Better Curriculum Webinars

The December 12th webinar will feature a guest presentation from Dr. Aaron Brower and Dr. Kim Litwack from the University of Wisconsin regarding competency-based education. Results will be shared from the 2018 Curriculum Inventory upload season with 2017-18 curricular data.

CI in Context

Check out the October CI in Context - Incorporating Curriculum Inventory Data into the Program Evaluation Process  View all CI in Context Issues

If you are interested in authoring a commentary on an existing CI Chart or have an idea for a new CI Chart for which you would like to provide commentary, please contact

Read more about the CI in Context and view author instructions here .

CI Constituent Engagement

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