Categories serve a very broad purpose of aligning a range of Objectives. Categories can be defined by each school to best suit your specific curriculum needs.
The hierarchy in our system is: Categories > Goals > (Course) Objectives > Session Objectives.
TIP: Most schools create a single Category that references the nature of their Program (eg, "Nursing" or "Pharmacy" or "Medicine") and use that in the few places where a Category is required.
NOTE: Categories can be linked to Goals and Objectives but are not included in the AAMC CIP (Curriculum Inventory) report.
NOTE: Categories are not required for reporting purposes.