The AAMC is developing a new set of tools called Medical Academic Performance Servicers (MedAPS) that includes the Accreditation Standards Self-Evaluation Tool (ASSET), Curriculum Inventory Portal (CIP), and Medical Academic Performance (MAP) Dashboard. These tools optimize the use of medical education data, informing educational research and supporting continuous improvements in academic program effectiveness.
Curriculum Reports provide graphical interpretations of aggregate and historical curriculum-related information based on data collected annually by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
The Curriculum Inventory is a new tool that will greatly enhance health professions educators’ options for benchmarking and educational research.
Curriculum Reports and the Curriculum Inventory Portal will work together, along with other AAMC and LCME data sources, to provide demographics-based benchmarking reports and will pre-populate appropriate sections of the LCME Medical Education Database in a new system calledASSET — Accreditation Standards Self- Evaluation Tool.
The Medical Academic Performance (MAP) Dashboard will use data collected by the AAMC and LCME to provide performance reviews in medical school performance areas such as education, clinical practice, research, faculty and student recruitment and retention.
Together, these resources will provide a suite of tools to assist schools with continuous quality improvement and accreditation efforts. Ultimately, MedAPS resources will be linked to MedEdPORTAL resources, including the new iCollaborative, to provide a comprehensive reporting tool.
Robby Reynolds, MPA, joined the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in 2002 as Assistant Director of Educational Resources with the primary responsibility of leading the development and promotion of a national curriculum database for the AAMC’s member US and Canadian medical schools. In 2005 Robby took on the new responsibility of Director of Educational Resources and co-founded MedEdPORTAL (www.mededportal.org). Robby has been instrumental in the creation, development, and promotion of MedEdPORTAL which is an internationally available online publication service that promotes the sharing of high quality peer-reviewed medical educational materials. In 2011 Robby’s portfolio expanded drastically when he launched the initiative to build and implement a suite of services and tools called the Medical Academic Performance Services (MedAPS). MedAPS (www.aamc.org/medaps) services and tools will enable AAMC member medical schools to assess their achievement of education and accreditation standards on an annual basis and promote continuous improvement. These new tools include the Curriculum Reports (www.aamc.org/curriculumreports), Accreditation Standards Self-Evaluation Tool (ASSET), Curriculum Inventory (CI), and Medical Academic Performance (MAP) Dashboard. These new tools optimize the use of medical education data, informing education research and supporting continuous improvements in academic program effectiveness.
Terri Cameron, MA, has been leading the development of a revised national curriculum inventory at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) since 2006. Those efforts began with CurrMIT and are now focused on the release of the Curriculum Inventory and the remainder of the new suite of Medical Academic Performance Services (MedAPS) in 2014. She was the CurrMIT Administrator at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine from CurrMIT’s first release in 1999 until her retirement from SIU as the Director of Educational Technology and Resources in 2005. She was trained as a tutor and master tutor for the Problem-Based Learning Initiative at SIU and worked with that group to develop distributed learning resources. She served as member-at-large for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA) Executive Committee and is past convener and member of the GEA and CGEA Computers in Medical Education Special Interest Group. In 2006, she received the CGEA Golden Laureate Award for her contributions to medical education.