Skip to Content

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.

CI in Context

Check out the May CI in Context - Formative Feedback: Using Feedback to Guide Student Learning. 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 ci@aamc.org.


2016-2017 CI Upload

133 schools participated in the 2016-2017 upload cycle: 131(90%) US medical schools and 2 (10%) Canadian medical schools. While we had an increase in the number of US schools that did not participate due to curriculum change, curriculum management system change, and LCME prep, there is only one US medical school that has not uploaded to the CI in at least once. Eight (47%) Canadian medical schools have uploaded at least once in the past five years.  We are already analyzing data and will begin updating reports immediately.


CI Constituent Engagement


Related Resources