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Medical Academic Performance Services (MedAPS)

The AAMC is refining and developing tools to help member medical schools assess their achievement of education and accreditation standards. These new tools include:

These resources will optimize the use of medical education data, informing education research and supporting continuous improvements in academic program effectiveness.

News and Updates

CIR Upcoming Meetings

CIR staff will be providing short updates at the AAMC Medical Education Meeting and Learn Serve Lead 2015: The AAMC Annual Meeting. Be sure to check the Exhibit Schedule for additional opportunities to talk with us in the Exhibit Hall. In addition, you can arrange one-on-one sessions by registering here.

2014-2015 CI Upload

The 2014-2015 Curriculum Inventory Upload Cycle began August 1 and ends September 30. Congratulations to the University of North Carolina for being the first school to verify their data! Our goal this year is 130 participating schools. We are also piloting Osteopathic School participation this year. More information about CI Uploads is available on the Curriculum Administrators page.

CI Website Update

We hope our new navigation panel has improved your experience with the CIR website. If you are have problems finding information, please send questions, comments, and suggestions to The Curriculum Reports page is being redesigned to make it easier to search for and access reports, and we are beginning the process of updating all existing CI Reports based on LCME Annual Questionnaire Part II with 2014-2015 data. We are excited to be adding new charts related to medical school admissions processes, number of scheduled hours per week, and quality assurance related to accreditation. Check back often for updates!

CI Standardized Vocabulary

The CI Standardized Vocabulary Subcommittee meets monthly with the goal of having a final update of Instructional Methods, Assessment Methods, and Resources ready for distribution at the 2015 AAMC Medical Education Meeting. Incremental updates are given at each month’s CI Administrators’ Group meetings. If you have comments or suggestions, please submit them using MedEdPORTAL’s iCollaborative discussion area for the CI Standardized Vocabulary.

MedAPS Advisory Board Retreat

The MedAPS Advisory Board held its annual retreat in Washington, DC, on July 24. The majority of the day was spent in focus group discussions on ASSET, ASSET Ongoing Monitoring for Improvement (OMI), CI to ASSET Pre-population, Curriculum Inventory, CI Clerkship and Electives Documentation, CI Standardized Vocabulary, CI Reports, Potential CI Expansion to GME, Potential Collaboration Opportunities with NBME, CI Interprofessional Education Documentation, and Physician Competency Reference Set (PCRS). Meeting notes will be posted in the near future.

We wish to thank Dr. Christopher Candler for his four years of service to MedAPS initiatives as he rotates off the MedAPS Advisory Board, and welcome Dr. Giulia Bonaminio, Research Professor and Associate Dean for Medical Education, University of Kansas Medical Center, as our newest Board member.

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