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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 AAMC Building Better Curriculum monthly one-hour webinar series is an opportunity for curriculum deans, leaders, administrators, teaching faculty, and staff to learn about and explore innovations in curriculum and curriculum mapping. Please register here.

CI in Context

Check out the March CI in Context - Progress of Lifestyle Medicine  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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