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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.

CI at Learn Serve Lead 2018

Register now for the AAMC's annual meeting Learn Serve Lead, taking place November 2-6, 2018 in Austin, Texas. We will have a number of sessions related to the Curriculum Inventory; we look forward to seeing you there!  The below will help you think ahead about your schedule. More conference details will be available on the Learn Serve Lead webpage.

Curriculum Inventory - Open Business Meeting
This meeting is intended for all key stakeholders for the AAMC Curriculum Inventory.  We will be presenting ongoing operational work and future plans for curriculum inventory and mapping initiatives. Curriculum deans, administrators, and developers are especially encouraged to attend, as input will be solicited and discussed.
November 2, 2018: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

AAMC Curriculum Inventory: 2017-18 Knowledge Sharing
This session will provide updates to curriculum inventory and mapping stakeholders, namely curricular deans, administrators, and faculty regarding the 2017-2018 AAMC Curriculum Inventory upload process and preliminary results. 
November 4, 2018: 4:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

CI in Context

Check out the July CI in Context - Self-Directed 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 Constituent Engagement

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