Leo User Guide

Import Themes to Leo

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You can bulk import themes to utilize for mapping your curriculum (courses and events) as well as questions on evaluations. We have provided a number of commonly used themes as .xml files that can easily be imported into a theme set in Leo. Use the guide below to walk through the process of importing themes into Leo.

For more information about Themes in Leo, including how to create them manually, refer to this article. We also have user guide articles that describe how to map Themes to Courses, Events, and Evaluation questions.

Scroll down or click here to find ready to import .xml files containing commonly used Themes in health professions education. 

Import Themes (1 level approach)

Path: Admin Toolbar > Curriculum Mapping > Organization > Themes > [select your program] >

If you are using a single level approach to Theme mapping in your program, then all of your themes will be imported into a single Theme set. To learn more about the multiple approaches to mapping Themes in Leo refer to this article.

Import Themes (2 or 3 level approach)

Path: Admin Toolbar > Curriculum Mapping > Organization > Themes > [select your program] > [navigate to the "Theme", "Theme Set, or "Theme Collection" level] > Options > XML Import

You can import Themes, Themes Sets that already contain Themes, or Theme Collections containing Theme Sets with Themes existing in each. First, identify at which level you are going do your import (based on the import file you are using).

If you are just importing Themes into one of your Theme Sets in Leo, you should create, or identify, the Theme Set into which you want to import your themes. Once you have navigated to that Theme Set (the lowest level), use the import option to import the appropriate .xml file. 

If you are importing multiple Theme Sets into Leo, you should create, or identify, the Theme Collection into which you want to import your Theme Sets and Themes. Once you have navigated to that Theme Collection (the second level), use the import option to import the appropriate .xml file.

If you are importing multiple Theme Collections into Leo (only available with a 3 level approach), navigate to the top, or program, level and use the import option to import the appropriate .xml file. This will allow you to import a Theme Collection(s) along with their respective Theme Sets and Themes.

To learn more about the multiple approaches to mapping Themes in Leo refer to this article.

Commonly used Themes in Medical Education

AAMC Curriculum Inventory Keywords

DaVinci Education is an approved AAMC Curriculum Inventory vendor. Meaning, you can utilize Leo to submit your Curriculum Inventory (CI) report annually. Leo's themes became even more versatile after the establishment of Keywords as an optional component of the CI report! Now you can choose which themes you want to be included in the CI report just by checking a box.

Click here to learn more about the Curriculum Inventory and Keywords.

Click below to download a .xml file that you can use to import all of the official AAMC CI Keywords into a Theme Set in Leo. 

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AAMC Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs)

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.

The Core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for Entering Residency. AAMC. https://www.aamc.org/what-we-do/mission-areas/medical-education/cbme/core-epas

Click below to download a .xml file that you can use to import all of the official AAMC EPAs into a Theme Set in Leo. 

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COMLEX-USA Level 1 Blueprint

For osteopathic schools, the COMLEX-USA Level 1 examination is an important and rigorous exam that occurs typically after the first two years of medical school are complete. The topics found on the COMLEX-USA Level 1 exam are broken down on the NBOME website into two distinct categories, Competency Domains, and Clinical Presentations. These fit nicely in Leo as two distinct Theme Collections, however, you could add these as Themes in a two, or one-level approach as well, depending on the needs of your institution.

We have provided multiple options for importing the COMLEX-USE Level 1 Blueprint to use as Themes based on your needs and the Themes settings you've decided to utilize in Leo:

  • Level 1 Blueprint - This file contains two Theme Collections and can be imported into Leo at the top level (3 level approach). 
  • Competency Domains Sets - This file contains 7 Theme Sets and can be imported at the second level (2 or 3 level approach).
  • Clinical Presentations Sets - This file contains 10 Theme Sets and can be imported at the second level (2 or 3 level approach).
  • Competency Domains Themes - This file contains 32 Themes and can be imported at the lowest level (1, 2, or 3 level approach).
  • Clinical Presentations Themes - This file contains 127 Themes and can be imported at the lowest level (1, 2, or 3 level approach).

Click below to download the .xml file you want to use for importing COMLEX-USA Level 1 Themes. 

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USMLE Step 1 Blueprint

The Step 1 exam from the USMLE is an important and rigorous exam for students at allopathic medical schools, and it is usually taken at the end of the second year of medical school. The USMLE has provided a content outline, or blueprint, for students and medical schools as a reference. We've broken down the topics in the content outline available from the USMLE into Themes that can be utilized to "tag" your curriculum in Leo. These topics all come from Table 1 of the USMLE Blueprint. As topics from Tables 2 and 3 overlaps with the PCRS competencies and the AAMC Keywords, we suggest using those competencies and Themes to further break down and organize your curriculum-related content in Leo.

We have provided three files from which you can choose to organize your Themes for the Step 1 Blueprint based on how you organize themes in Leo:

  • Step 1 Blueprint - This file contains a Theme Collection, 18 Theme Sets, and 225 Themes (3 level approach).
  • Step 1 Blueprint Sets - This file contains 18 Theme Sets, and 225 Themes (2 or 3 level approach).
  • Step 1 Blueprint Themes - This file contains 225 Themes (1, 2, or 3 level approach).

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