Curriculum mapping is the process of indexing or diagraming a curriculum to identify and address academic gaps, redundancies, and misalignments for purposes of improving the overall coherence of a course of study and, by extension, its effectiveness. In most cases, curriculum mapping refers to the alignment of learning standards and teaching—i.e., how well and to what extent a school or instructor has matched the content that students are actually taught with the academic expectations described in learning standards.
Entrustable Professional Activities
The Core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for Entering Residency
The AAMC published new guidelines in May 2014 to provide expectations for both learners and teachers that include 13 activities that all medical students should be able to perform upon entering residency, regardless of their future career specialty. The guidelines are based on emerging literature documenting a performance gap at the transition point between medical school and residency training. Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) were chosen as the framework for the guide because they offer a practical approach to assessing competence in real-world settings and impact both learners and patients.