Medical School objectives DB

Medical School objective DB

A searchable database from multiple national societies

This site was set up to allow searching of medical objectives across discplines. The initial database was populated by objectives suggested for medical school by national societes from multiple disciplines (see table below).
A more detailed description was published here.


Objectives currently in database from societies (click on headers to sort columns)
Society Year Discipline # Objectives Publication
Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology Chairpersons 1997 Anatomy 266 Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology Chairpersons. (Spring 1997). "United States/Canadian Curriculum Content in the Anatomical Sciences".
Society for Education of Anesthesia 2009 Anesthesia 132 -
Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry 2007 Behavioral Sciences 185 M. Burke et. al. ADMSE Psychiatry Learning Objectives Taskforce 2007. "Clinical Learning Objectives Guide for Psychiatry Education of Medical Students".
Association of American Medical Colleges 2011 Behavioral Sciences 18 AAMC Report of the Behavioral and Social Science Expert Panel. (November 2011). "Behavioral and Social Science Foundations for Future Physicians"
Association of Biochemistry Educators 2012 Biochemistry 394 -
Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology Chairpersons 1997 Cell Biology 82
Association of American Medical Colleges 2008 Clinical Medicine 237 E. Corbett et. al. AAMC Task Force On the Preclerkship Clinical Skills Education of Medical Students (2008). "Recommendations For Clinical Skills Curricula For Undergraduate Medical Education".
Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology Chairpersons 1997 Embryology 304 Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology Chairpersons. (Spring 1997). "United States/Canadian Curriculum Content in the Anatomical Sciences".
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 2012 Family Medicine 158 H. Chumley et. al. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. "The Family Medicine Clerkship Curriculum" February 2012.
Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics 2010 Genetics 103 K. Hyland et. al. Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics. "APHMG Medical School Core Curriculum in Genetics 2013".
American College of Medical Genetics 2011 Genetics 291 Korf, B.R., Irons, M., and Watson, M.S. (2011). American College of Medical Genetics. "Competencies for the Physician Medical Geneticist in The 21st Century". Genet Med 13, 911-912.
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education 2008 Gerontology 33 Korf, B.R., Irons, M., and Watson, M.S. (2011). American College of Medical Genetics. "Competencies for the Physician Medical Geneticist in The 21st Century". Genet Med 13, 911-912.
Studies in Geriatric Education 1986 Gerontology 118 Robbins, A.S., Fink, A., Kosecoff, J., Vivell, S., and Beck, J.C. (1982). Studies in Geriatric Education: I. Developing Educational Objectives. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 30, 281–288.
American Society of Hematology 2014 Hematology 216 American Society of Hematology. "Medical Student Hematology Course Learning Objectives" (2014).
Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology Chairpersons 1997 Histology 157 Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology Chairpersons. (Spring 1997). "United States/Canadian Curriculum Content in the Anatomical Sciences".
Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine and Society of General Internal Medicine 2006 Internal Medicine 2,852 De Fer, T. M., Fazio, S. B., Goroll, A., Friedman, E., Henry, D. A., Kuzma, M. A., Sebastian, J. L., Ledford, C. H., Westmoreland, G., Ryan, K. F., Wolpaw, T. M., Baptista, N. V., and Clayton, C. P. (2006). "CORE MEDICINE CLERKSHIP CURRICULUM GUIDE A RESOURCE FOR TEACHERS AND LEARNERS Version 3.0"
International Association of Medical Science Educators 2009 Microbiology 1,344 Booth, SJ, Burges, G, Justement, L, and Knoop, F. "Design and Implementation of Core Knowledge Objectives for Medical Microbiology and Immunology. Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators" (JIAMSE), 19 (3): 100-138, 2009.
International Association of Medical Science Educators 2009 Immunology 1,160 Booth, SJ, Burges, G, Justement, L, and Knoop, F. "Design and Implementation of Core Knowledge Objectives for Medical Microbiology and Immunology. Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators" (JIAMSE), 19 (3): 100-138, 2009.
Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology Chairpersons 1997 Neuroscience 98 Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology Chairpersons. (Spring 1997). "United States/Canadian Curriculum Content in the Anatomical Sciences".
Association of Professors of Gynecology & Obstetrics 2009 Obstetrics & Gynecology 328 APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC) 2008-2010: Hammoud, M. M., Casey, P. M., Chuang, A. W., Cullimore, A. J., Dalrymple, J. L.; Dugoff, L., Espey, L. E., Hueppchen, N. A., Kaczmarczyk, J. M., Katz, N. T., Nuthalapaty, F. S., Peskin, E. T. (2009). Association of Professors of Gynecology & Obstetrics. APGO Medical Student Educational Objectives 9th Edition.
Group for Research In Pathology Education 2005 Pathology 2,861 Group for Research in Pathology Edcucation. (2005). "GRIPE General Pathology Objectives".
Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics 2005 Pediatrics 383 Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics. (2005). "COMSEP Curriculum Revision 2005".
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 2012 Pharmacology 1307 Eisenberg, R., and Faingold, C. “Knowledge Objectives in Medical Pharmacology (2012 Edition).” Association of Medical School Pharmacology Chairs.
The American Physiological Society and the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology 2012 Physiology 862 R. Carroll, L. Navar, M. Blaustein (2012). The American Physiological Society and the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology. Medical Physiology Learning Objectives.
Association of University Radiologists 2014 Radiology 106 R. Carroll, L. Navar, M. Blaustein (2012). The American Physiological Society and the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology. Medical Physiology Learning Objectives.






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