Implementing the Curriculum Inventory Standard for Curriculum Benchmarking

April 9, 3:15 PM

Terri Cameron and Robby Reynolds, Association of American Medical Colleges

In 2013, The AAMC is launching its Curriculum Inventory, a system that will collect core curriculum data from US medical schools for purposes of benchmarking and research. This session provides an overview of the reasons for the system’s development and the steps needed for both the AAMC and medical schools to implement the MedBiquitous Curriculum Inventory specification. Medical schools seeking to use the system may be interested in attending to learn how to implement the standard. Those that coordinate education for other health professions or countries may be interested in attending to learn from the experience of the AAMC and US medical schools.

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the reasons for compiling curriculum data from multiple institutions
  • Describe the steps needed to implement the Curriculum Inventory specification for sending data to the curriculum inventory
  • Identify how key concepts of the Curriculum Inventory specification relate to existing curriculum
  • Map local terminologies to standardized terminologies for instructional methods, assessment methods, and resource types
  • Describe best practices for implementing and using this specification