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Tuesday, February 28 • 11:00am - 11:45am
(SNOWBIRD) Curriculum Mapping: Love it or Hate It

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Abstract Body: Curriculum mapping is integral to curriculum oversight, as well as required by the LCME. While every medical school is tasked with utilizing a clear and cohesive curriculum map, involving key stakeholders from day-one, defining a universal purpose, creating a realistic timeline, and planning effective messaging can ease the process. With limited financial resources, time, and staff to manage the creation of curriculum map, the challenge many medical administrators face is creating a curriculum map that will both fulfill all LCME requirements and serve as an attractive and useful tool for faculty and students for years to come. Gathering the elements of a curriculum map is a time consuming task, and can hold little relevance for educators who do not see the purpose or understand the usefulness of the final product. However, a well-designed curriculum map can serve many purposes, including aiding in administration of a cohesive curriculum, linking exam items to learning objectives, and categorizing content in a way that is relevant to educators across the continuum. During this small group presentation, we will: 1) Explain the elements of a curriculum map that can fulfill LCME requirements and serve as an organizational planning and collaboration tool. 2) Outline the process of creating a curriculum map, including faculty involvement, staffing requirements, technology requirements, faculty development, and continuous quality improvement. 3) Share lessons learned in creating a curriculum map. 4) Explain the role of assessments in curriculum mapping and share progress made at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Following the presentation, we will lead a small group discussion guided by question prompts. Attendees will examine the curriculum mapping processes currently in place at their institution and share their experiences with other small group participants. Before the end of the session, we will convene as a group to discuss central themes and create a final document of tips, lessons learned, and next steps to email to attendees after the presentation. At the end of the session, attendees should be able to: 1) Identify the components of a curriculum map and first steps needed to begin the mapping process at their institution. 2) Formulate a timeline for completing the curriculum mapping process in time for an LCME visit. 3) Connect with others involved in curriculum mapping. We hope that highlighting the multifaceted purposes of a curriculum map will appeal to curriculum deans, faculty, curriculum administrators, and support staff. 

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Michele Doucette

Assistant Dean of Integrated Curriculum, University of Colorado School of Medicine
I currently serve as the Assistant Dean of Integrated Curriculum for Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Much of my current focus centers on managing, collecting, validating, and mapping course curricular elements for all four phases of the medical school curriculum. In addition, I oversee the day-to-day management and delivery of the Medical School curriculum.

Tuesday February 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am

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