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Curriculum in Context

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

Interested in Becoming a Curriculum in Context Author?

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@aamc.org.


Curriculum Change: Reflections on What and How We Teach, September 2019 (Vol. 6, No. 3)

  • Commentary by Brian Mavis, PhD (Michigan State University College of Human Medicine) and Jeanne Farnan, MD, MHPE (The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine) on the LCME Annual Medical School Questionnaire Part II Report: Curriculum Change in US Medical Schools, Academic Year 2012-2013, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018.

Addressing Racial Disparities in Medical Education, July 2019 (Vol. 6, No. 2)

  • Commentary by Stephanie White, MD, MS, FAAP (Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine) and Olutosin Ojugbele, MD, MPH, FAAP (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) on the Curriculum Inventory Report: Coverage of Racial Disparity in Medicine Education Content in Accredited U.S. Medical Schools, Academic Year 2017-2018.

Progress of Lifestyle Medicine, March 2019 (Vol. 6, No. 1)

  • Commentary by Jennifer L. Trilk, PhD, FACSM and Dennis Muscato, MS (Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative) on the Curriculum Inventory 2017-18 Report Lifestyle Medicine.

Medical Student Research in the Contemporary Medical School Curriculum, December 2018 (Vol. 5, No. 7)

  • Commentary by Hyacinth R.C. Mason, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandeep S. Sidhu, MD, MBA, FACC, FAHA, and Peter A. Vincent, PhD (Albany Medical College) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Medical Student Research Requirement

Incorporating Curriculum Inventory Data into the Program Evaluation Process, October 2018 (Vol. 5, No. 6)

Use of Self-Directed Learning in U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools, July 2018 (Vol. 5, No. 5)

  • Commentary by Samara Ginzburg, MD (Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell) on the Curriculum Inventory 2016-17 Report Self-Directed Learning 

Formative Feedback: Using Feedback to Guide Student Learning, May 2018 (Vol. 5, No. 4)

Translational Research in Medical School Curriculum, April 2018 (Vol. 5, No. 3)

  • Commentary by Jennifer Christner, MD and Nadia Ismail, MD (Baylor College of Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory 2016-17 Report Translational Research

Early Patient Care Experience in the Emergency Department: is it Valuable?, March 2018 (Vol. 5, No. 2)

  • Commentary by Colleen Bush, MD and J.M. Monica van de Ridder, PhD (Michigan State University College of Human Medicine) on the Curriculum Inventory Reports graph, Required Weeks for Emergency Medicine.

Compression of Basic Sciences in Medical Education, June 2017 (Vol. 4, No. 6)

Tackling the Opiate Epidemic Through Educational Innovation and Partnership, May 2017 (Vol. 4, No. 5)

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 Report: Use of Assessment Methods by US and Canadian Medical Schools, Academic Year 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.

Service Learning, June 2016 (Vol. 3, No. 9)

  • Commentary by Rebecca S. Keller, PhD (Albany Medical College) and Ingrid M. Allard, MD, MSEd (Albany Medical College) on the Curriculum Inventory Report: U.S. Medical Schools Reporting Service Learning in the Curriculum by Academic Level, Academic Year 2014 - 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact ci@aamc.org

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