[Ciimplementer] tweak to the schema

Valerie Smothers vsmothers at jhmi.edu
Fri Jul 26 19:29:15 UTC 2013

Ye, I asked Terri to confirm with the AAMC development team, and here is how they responded.

Hi Valerie,

Terri asked us to confirm that event duration minutes may exceed 60.  The development team discussed this during our check-in today.

Entered as an integer, any number of minutes or hours should be valid.  Ultimately the provided # of minutes are converted into hours and totaled with the provided # of hours.  For example PT5H486M = 13.1 hours.

That means event durations could be provided using only minutes if senders so desired.  CI will convert it to hours for storage and reporting purposes.

Have a good weekend,

So yes, you can enter 90 minutes as either PT1H30M or PT90M.


From: Chen, Ye (yc5x) [mailto:yc5x at eservices.virginia.edu]
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 8:25 PM
To: Valerie Smothers; ciimplementer at medbiq.org; curriculuminventory at medbiq.org
Subject: Re: [Ciimplementer] tweak to the schema

So if the event duration is 90 minutes we can do either way  PT1H30M or PT90M , correct?


From: Valerie Smothers <vsmothers at jhmi.edu<mailto:vsmothers at jhmi.edu>>
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 10:09 AM
To: "ciimplementer at medbiq.org<mailto:ciimplementer at medbiq.org>" <ciimplementer at medbiq.org<mailto:ciimplementer at medbiq.org>>, "curriculuminventory at medbiq.org<mailto:curriculuminventory at medbiq.org>" <curriculuminventory at medbiq.org<mailto:curriculuminventory at medbiq.org>>
Subject: [Ciimplementer] tweak to the schema

Dear Curriculum Inventory Working group and Implementers,

The AAMC development team noted a small problem with the curriculum inventory schema. The schema would force you to indicate the number of hours for an event. So a ninety minute event might be represented as 0 hours and 90 minutes. That was not exactly what the specification document indicated should work, so we have edited the schema to be more flexible and allow an even duration to be hours only, minutes only, or some combination of hours and minutes.

The revised schema is attached. It has also been uploaded to the MedBiquitous website at: http://ns.medbiq.org/curriculuminventory/v1/curriculuminventory.xsd

This should not require anyone to change what they are doing. If you have any questions or comments, please reply all so that we may discuss as a group. Thank you!


Valerie Smothers
Deputy Director
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