AAMC Graduation Questionnaire now online

February 16, 2017

The AAMC Graduation Questionnaire collects student feedback on their educational experiencePhoto By

Each year, graduating medical students are asked to complete a questionnaire that provides essential feedback about the IU School of Medicine, its educational experience and other programs. With the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) on-line survey launching this week, IU School of Medicine Dean Jay Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, sent a message to fourth-year medical students, highlighting the importance of the survey to the school’s continuous quality improvement efforts.

“The survey evaluates a variety of medical school experiences and we use your input to initiate revision or creation of policies, and make other substantive and enduring changes that affect the quality of the medical student experience,” Dean Hess wrote.

Specifically, he outlined how feedback from the GQ and other student surveys has led to changes at IU School of Medicine:

  • Adjustments to the current and new curriculum designs, including the introduction of Pass/Fail in Phase I, Connection Days and additional sub-internship rotations.
  • Expansion of academic advising and career mentor program with 12 lead advisors and career mentors.
  • The addition of dedicated counseling services, as well as extended holiday and exam prep time to better support student wellness.
  • A new Ombuds position and confidential online reporting system for both incidents of mistreatment as well as exemplars of professionalism to foster a positive learning environment. 

Fourth-year medical students received an email from AAMC on Tuesday, Feb. 14, with instructions for completing the survey. The survey takes approximately 25 minutes and can be completed in several sittings if needed.