Curriculum Inventory and Reports (CIR)
Curriculum Inventory and Reports (CIR) is designed to serve as the premier benchmarking and reporting tool on content, structure, delivery, and assessment of medical school curricula.
The Curriculum Inventory serves as the centralized database of AAMC-member medical school curricula, including content, structure, delivery, and assessment in the U.S. and Canada.
- Curriculum Reports provide graphical interpretations of both aggregate and historical curriculum-related data that:
- assist in curriculum benchmarking and continuous quality improvement;
- provide resources to curriculum committees and faculty;
- enhance medical education research; and
- inform legislators and the general public.
CI Report Update
The CI Advisory Board review of Curriculum Inventory reports is nearly complete and has resulted in a long list of potential enhancements to the CI Reports website and individual reports. We will be sharing ideas and highlighting new reports in the monthly CI Administrator Group webinars. Implementation of the changes will take place over the next few months.
CI in Context
The March CI in Context highlights Use of Ultrasound in US and Canadian Medical Schools by Dr. Jeffrey R. Suchard, University of California, Irvine Health School of Medicine. View all CI in Context Issues
If you are interested in providing 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 email@example.com.
CI Administrators’ Group
The CI Administrators’ Group meets at 1 pm ET the second Wednesday of the month. The March 8 agenda includes brief CI Updates, particularly discussion of Integration Blocks and proposed enhancements to CI Reports; two presentations from WGEA: Systems to Manage Accreditation by Julie Youm, UC-Irvine, and an EPA Toolkit for Implementing EPAs in the MD Curriculum, by Tomo Ito, Oregon Health Sciences University; updates on the CI for CQI and Accreditation Task Force and the CI Research Group; and a medical school highlight. If you have ideas for additional agenda items, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 6.
CI Research Group
The CI Research Group members are presenting workshops on the Use of CI Data for Research at the Western, Central, and Southern GEA Regional meetings and are gathering and reviewing data for three 2017 projects:
- Review of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships / Clerkship Continuity Experiences
- Longitudinal Study of how Boot Camps / Transition to Residency / Individual school measurements prepare students for residency
- Review of CI aggregate submissions for schools that implemented new curricula in 2016 – can we find new trends and initiatives from the data?
CI for CQI and Accreditation
The CI for CQI and Accreditation (CICA) members continue to review DCI terminology to establish Best Practices for curriculum management system documentation to support CQI and Accreditation. Three new members joined the group last month: Julie Bridges and Phillip Copley of Eastern Virginia Medical School and to Katie Maietta of the University of Pittsburgh.
CI at Spring Education Meetings
We are busy connecting with you at the spring meetings, and have presentations at most of them! In addition, you will have the chance to sign up for ‘Office Hours’ at the GEA Regional Meetings. We are currently at WGEA, and in addition to the presentations listed below, there were multiple presentations on curriculum mapping, EPA implementation, and other curriculum topics. We will be asking several of the presenters to share their sessions with us at upcoming CI Administrator Group webinars. View the schedule of upcoming conferences.
Curriculum Inventory in the Literature
Learn more about CIR through materials from past workshops and information sessions, available on the Training and Webinars page.