May 20, 2014 9:45 - 11:15am
Terri Cameron, MA
Association of American Medical Colleges
AAMC’s development of MedAPS (Academic Performance Services (MedAPS) is rapidly moving toward implementation. MedAPS’ three tools (Curriculum Inventory, Accreditation Standards Self-Assessment Tools (ASSET), and MedAPS Reports) will use data collected by the AAMC and LCME to provide new options for continuous quality improvement and reduce the time and energy schools expend during the accreditation process. Curriculum Inventory and Reports was piloted in September 2013, and released for uploads in December 2013. The MedBiquitous Curriculum Inventory Data Exchange Standard is used to verify imports from vendor and school curriculum management systems. Reports will be available in Spring 2014. Phase I of CIR, based on annual LCME questionnaire data, is available at www.aamc.org/cir. The Accreditation Standards Self-Evaluation Tool (ASSET) is well into development and was piloted by eight medical schools in Summer 2013. It will be released in Spring 2014 to schools with LCME Accreditation Site Visits in 2015-2016. MedAPS Reports will build on CIR by using AAMC and LCME data to enhance schools’ ability to conduct regular reviews of their clinical, educational, and research missions and compare their performance against national and peer data. MedAPS reports will be available in 2014/2015. Together, these tools will provide new, robust options that will help medical schools inculcate an environment of continuous quality improvement across their missions.