The Curriculum Inventory and I: Getting to Load More of Your Data

June 5, 2017 10:40 AM – 11:30 AM

Walter Fitz-William, Association of American Medical Colleges
Terri Cameron, Association of American Medical Colleges

The Association of American Medical Colleges, in collaboration with medical education institutions and curriculum management vendors, have successfully implemented the MedBiquitous Curriculum Inventory and Competency Framework standards into the Curriculum Inventory and Reports. Operating for the last 4 years and most recently participated in by over 85% of the US and Canadian AAMC members, the Curriculum Inventory aggregates each institution’s individual curricular structure and content, instructional and assessment methods, and competency structure into analyzable data sets that reveal trends in curriculum content, structure, and pedagogy. We will examine the upward trends in data provisions and identify the sorts of low- and mid-hanging fruit successfully attained by the participants who have increased their participation levels over the past several seasons. This information can be used to both direct and encourage others who would seek to provide information and help utilizers of the data understand some of the areas of strength in the Curriculum Inventory.