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EII is a collaborative of several medical schools in the US. EII develops standards and specs to promote interoperability among medical schools and other data custodians. The group started as a result a portfolio colloquium convened by Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In October 2007, a larger conference was hosted by National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), AAMC, and Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). This conference examines the challenges in transporting data across medical education. A monograph of the proceedings is available. In November 2008, a second conference was held that included those actively using portfolios for medical education. The charge resulting from this conference was consider ways for information to be shared and pilot projects for interoperability. That has been the focus of the EII. The realization that standards and specifications would be needed lead to involvement with MedBiquitous. The group selected the educational trajectory as a standards project because it captures and documents things not routinely collected including enrichment activities, informal professional development, etc. Currently there is little agreement on the data set to be supported, but all agree that it is an achievable goal.

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