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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.


Preparation for 2016-2017 CI Upload

We hope that you are all well into preparations of Academic Year 2016-2017 data for this year’s Upload Cycle. The Curriculum Inventory Portal will open for uploads of on August 1 and will remain open until September 30. In preparation for this year’s Upload Cycle, please be sure to log in to the Portal at www.aamc.org/cir and prepare your Portal as outlined in previous issues of the CI Update.

We were busy in May with webinars to help you prepare your AY2016-2017 data, as well as think about changes/enhancements you might wish to make for AY2017-2018 data. Descriptions of these workshops, as well as recordings, are available in the Training and Resources section of the CI website.

The Staging area is now open, but, because we have moved to a new server, the location has changed. Developers and vendors wishing to begin test uploads may do so at: http://apps.staging.aamc.org/ci-school-web. This does not affect use of the ‘Production’ CI School Portal – that is still accessed at www.aamc.org/cir.

New Concepts in Medical Education?

We have been asked to report on the number of schools teaching about Value-Based Care and Shared Decision Making, so have been catching up on the literature related to these topics. Most schools appear to be documenting these terms, as well as the diverse set of issues comprised by each, so we will be looking at how we might illustrate these concepts in CI Charts and highlight them in upcoming issues of CI in Context. If you have a special interest in either of these topics, please send a note to ci@aamc.org.

Verification Report User Guide

As we hope all of you are aware, you can find a CI Portal User Guide in the Training and Resources section of the CI website. We are currently working on a companion guide that will explain how all of the information in the Verification Report is calculated and offer some Best Practices for documenting your curricula in your curriculum management systems for best results in the Verification Report. We have also updated the CI Vendor list.

CI in Context

The June CI in Context highlights Compression of Basic Sciences by Dr. Douglas Danforth at The Ohio State University. July’s CIIC will review Mapping of Clerkship Metadata by Cinda Stone at the University of Arizona-Phoenix. 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 tcameron@aamc.org.

CI Administrators’ Group

The CI Administrators’ Group meets at 1 pm ET the second Wednesday of the month. The July 12 agenda includes CI Updates, particularly preparation for the 2016-2017 Upload process; a review of the Verification Report; updates on the CI for CQI and Accreditation Task Force and the CI Research Group; and a medical school highlight on the University of Washington by Dr. Michael Ryan. If you have ideas for additional agenda items, please send them to tcameron@aamc.org by July 10.

Curriculum Inventory in the Literature


Learn more about CIR through materials from past workshops and information sessions, available on the Training and Webinars page.


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