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Curriculum Inventory in Context

Curriculum Inventory in Context (CIIC) is a regularly issued commentary article about reports generated from Curriculum Inventory data, each authored by a contributor from an AAMC member medical school.

Issues

The Patient, the Practitioner, and the Computer: Holding on to the Core of Our Healing Professions in a time of Technological Change

October 2017 (Vol. 4, No. 10)

Commentary by Elizabeth Toll, MD (The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, EHR System Use in Clinical Training.


Beyond Star Trek: The Next Generation of Medical School Simulation Curricula

September 2017 (Vol. 4, No. 9)

Commentary by Gerald P. Wickham, EdD and Anthony M. Dwyer (University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Simulation Center Use at Medical Schools.


The AAMC Core EPAs for Entering Residency

August 2017 (Vol. 4, No. 8)

Commentary by Kimberly D. Lomis, M.D. (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, US Medical School CI Participants Including EPA Terminology.


Mapping Clerkship Metadata

July 2017 (Vol. 4, No. 7)

Commentary by Cinda J. Stone, M.Ed. (University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Most-included Topics in Medical School Clerkships.


Compression of Basic Sciences in Medical Education

June 2017 (Vol. 4, No. 6)

Commentary by Douglas Danforth, PhD (The Ohio State University College of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Length of Academic Levels Distribution in US and Canadian Medical Schools.


Tackling the Opiate Epidemic Through Educational Innovation and Partnership

May 2017 (Vol. 4, No. 5)

Commentary by Melissa Fischer, MD MEd (University of Massachusetts Medical School) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Opioid Addiction Prevention Covered During Required Experiences.


Social Determinants of Health in US and Canadian Medical Schools

April 2017 (Vol. 4, No. 4)

Commentary by Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Number of Schools Reporting Social Determinants for Health by Academic Level.


Use of Ultrasound in US and Canadian Medical Schools

March 2017 (Vol. 4, No. 3)

Commentary by Jeffrey R. Suchard, MD, FACEP, FACMT (University of California, Irvine Health School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Use of Assessment Methods by US and Canadian Medical Schools.


Use of Clinical Performance Rating/Checklist by US and Canadian Medical Schools

Febraury 2017 (Vol. 4, No. 2)

Commentary by Matthew Lineberry, PhD (University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) and the University of Kansas Hospital) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Use of Assessment Methods by US and Canadian Medical Schools.


Curricular Change is in the Air

January 2017 (Vol. 4, No. 1)

Commentary by Brian Mavis, PhD (Michigan State University College of Human Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Curriculum Change in US Medical Schools: Implementation of Change.


Resources for Learning Anatomy

December 2016 (Vol. 3, No. 12)

Commentary by Matthew L. Mintz, MD, FACP (The George Washington University Medical Center) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Resources for Learning Anatomy.


Attendance (Participation) as a Form of Assessment: What Do We Know and Does it Matter?

November 2016 (Vol. 3, No. 11)

Commentary by David Musick, PhD (Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Use of Assessment Methods by US and Canadian Medical Schools.


Coverage of Health Care Systems in US Medical Schools

October 2016 (Vol. 3, No. 10)

Commentary by Nathan Moore, MD (Washington University School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Number of Medical Schools Including Topic in Required Courses and Elective Courses: Health Care Systems.


Integrating Veteran Centered Care into Your Existing Curricula

September 2016 (Vol. 3, No. 9)

Commentary by Monica Lyson, MD, MHPE and Paula T. Ross, PhD (University of Michigan Medical School) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Instructional Methods Used to Teach Veteran Care by U.S. Medical Schools.


To Grade or Not to Grade?

August 2016 (Vol. 3, No. 8)

Commentary by Cynthia Ledford, MD (Ohio State University College of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Number of Medical Schools Using Selected Grading Systems.


Effect of USMLE on US Medical Education

July 2016 (Vol. 3, No. 7)

Commentary by R. J. Canterbury, MD (University of Virginia School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Years or Phases of the Curriculum in Which Medical Schools Require Students to Take the USMLE.


Service Learning

June 2016 (Vol. 3, No. 6)

Commentary by Rebecca S. Keller, Ph.D., and Ingrid Allard, MD, MSEd (Albany Medical College) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, U.S. Medical Schools Reporting Service Learning in the Curriculum in each Academic Level.


Medical Humanities

May 2016 (Vol. 3, No. 5)

Commentary by Christine Todd, M.D. (Southern Illinois University School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Medical Schools Covering Medical Humanities in Required and Elective Courses.


Use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools

Apr 2016 (Vol. 3, No. 4)

Commentary by Rob Whyte, M.D. (McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Use of Instructional Methods by U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools.


General Goals of Interprofessional Education

Mar 2016 (Vol. 3, No. 3)

Commentary by Kathryn N. Huggett, Ph.D. (University of Vermont College of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, General Goals of Interprofessional Education.


Use of Resources by US and Canadian Medical Schools

Feb 2016 (Vol. 3, No. 2)

Commentary by Kristi Ferguson, Ph.D. (University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Use of Resources by US and Canadian Medical Schools .


Length of Academic Levels Distribution in U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools

Jan 2016 (Vol. 3, No. 1)

Commentary by N. Kevin Krane, M.D. (Tulane University School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Length of Academic Levels Distribution in U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools.


Benchmarking for Continuous Quality Improvement

Dec 2015 (Vol. 2, No. 12)

Commentary by Robert Noiva, Ph.D., and Robin Rivest, M.Ed., M.B.A. (Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Number of Medical Schools Including Topic in Required Courses and Elective Courses.


Monitoring Instructional Hours

Nov 2015 (Vol. 2, No. 11)

Commentary by K. Ramsey McGowen Ph.D. (Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Scheduled Hours per Week That Students Spend in Required Activities During the First and Second Years.


Flipping the Curriculum Inventory – In Vivo Analysis of Professionalism

Oct 2015 (Vol. 2, No. 10)

Commentary by Gerald P. Wickham, Ed.D., and Aleem Zafar, M.D. (University of Illinois School of Medicine at Peoria) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Medical School Program Expectations Linked to PCRS Competencies.


Academies of Medical Educators

Sep 2015 (Vol. 2, No. 9)

Commentary by Guilua A. Bonaminio, Ph.D. (University of Kansas School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Faculty Academies: When the Faculty Academy was Started.


Medical Schools Offering International Elective Courses: Average Number of Medical Students in International Elective Courses

Aug 2015 (Vol. 2, No. 8)

Commentary by Linda A. Gwinn and Irma M. Frank, D.D.S. (Georgetown University School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Medical Schools Offering International Elective Courses: Average Number of Medical Students in International Elective Courses.


Nature of Information Collected on Graduate or Residency Program Director Questionnaires

Jul 2015 (Vol. 2, No. 7)

Commentary by Brian Mavis, Ph.D. (Michigan State University College of Human Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Nature of Information Collected on Graduate or Residency Program Director Questionnaires.


Competency Mapping Across the Medical Student Curriculum

Jun 2015 (Vol. 2, No. 6)

Commentary by Susan Masters, Ph.D. (University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Number of Medical Schools Implementing Selected PCRS Competencies by Curriculum Phase.


Ensuring Comparability of Educational Experiences during Clinical Clerkships at Multiple Sites

May 2015 (Vol. 2, No. 5)

Commentary by Latha Chandran M.D., M.P.H. (Stony Brook University School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Average Number of Hospitals Used as Major Inpatient Sites for Clerkships per Medical School.


Clerkship Length in U.S. Medical Schools

Apr. 2015 (Vol. 2, No. 4)

Commentary by C. James Graham, M.D. (University of Arkansas College of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Average Number of Required Weeks by Discipline.


Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Undergraduate Medical Education

Mar. 2015 (Vol. 2, No. 3)

Commentary by Stefanie R. Ellison, M.D. (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Number of Medical Schools Including Topic in Required Courses and Elective Courses.


Assessment Methods in US and Canadian Medical Schools

Feb. 2015 (Vol. 2, No. 2)

Commentary by Paul G. McGuire, Ph.D. (University of New Mexico School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Use of Assessment Methods by US and Canadian Schools.


Curriculum Mapping A Shared Leadership Model

Jan. 2015 (Vol. 2, No. 1)

Commentary by Carrie Calloway, M.A. (West Virginia University School of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Number of Medical Schools Including Topic in Required Courses and Elective Courses.


Characteristics of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships

Sept. 2014 (Vol. 1, No. 2)

Commentary by Janet Lindemann, M.D., M.B.A. (University of South Dakota) on the Curriculum Inventory graph, Characteristics of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships


Medical School Program Expectations Linked to PCRS Competencies

Aug. 2014 (Vol. 1, No. 1)

Commentary by Hugh Stoddard, Ph.D., M.Ed. (Emory University) on the Curriculum Inventory graph, Medical School Program Expectations Linked to PCRS Competencies, with a focus on "Personal & Professional Development" domain competencies


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