National Family Medicine Graduate Survey

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is conducting a graduate survey on behalf of the AFMRD. When presented at the 2016 AAFP Program Director’s Workshop, we received two requests: 1) to see a template of the reports the programs will receive annually beginning Spring 2017; 2) to have a sample email for program directors to send to their graduates to encourage them to complete the survey. The report template includes the survey questions. The sample emails correspond to the timing of email reminders from the ABFM. Program Directors are encouraged to use any or all of the templates, modified as needed for your program.
We are pleased to announce that report templates and sample emails for the National Graduate Survey are now available.The deadline for graduates to complete the survey is December 31.
The National Graduate Survey is currently being conducted as part of the ABFM Maintenance of Certification process for ABFM Diplomates who graduated three years ago. In pilot testing respondents took an average of 10-12 minutes to complete the survey. The information from the survey will be used to create aggregate reports for each residency class’s satisfaction with training, preparation for practice, and scope of practice that will be shared with the residency program. The programs can then use the information to improve the quality of residency training. The data collected will be the first to allow national comparisons and benchmarking of the outcomes of residency training. Per the ABFM privacy policy, data will be shared only in aggregate or with all identifiers removed.