The first version of the intern curriculum was piloted in 2013 as weekly one-hour conference break-out sessions primarily based on presentations drafted by curriculum creators. Feedback from the pilot included desire for more interactivity during break-out sessions and concerns that interns on off-service rotations (and therefore unable to attend weekly conference) were missing out on core content provided during these sessions. This feedback contributed to the current flipped-classroom approach and use of an online asynchronous resource for hosting core content.
Full deployment of the curriculum began in 2015. This iteration of the curriculum included a fully flipped-classroom model with primarily third-party asynchronous resources. Assessment methods in this iteration included a post-curriculum attitudinal survey and a pre/post written knowledge assessment.
Beginning in 2016, an emphasis was made on developing portable small-group resources that could be easily implemented at participating institutions. These resources, which come complete with activity descriptions, time management strategies, highlighted teaching/discussion points, and evaluation forms) have significantly lowered the barrier to running meaningful interactive flipped-classroom sessions.
Work is underway to develop tailored original educational content, the simulation arm of the curriculum, and more robust assessment techniques.