Residency Performance Index (RPI)

RPI 2018 is now open

If you are signed up to participate the web address to fill in the data is

If you have not participated in the past couple of years we will need to add your program to the online database so you can access the web based survey.  For this to happen we ask that you fill out a short form so we can get the proper information in the system.  Go here for the form.

The Residency Performance Index (RPI) is an AFMRD tool for family medicine residency program improvement. It is available to AFMRD members at no cost for use by individual programs to gauge and improve their performance in the metrics measured. Please note: You must have data on at least three classes of residents to submit.  If you are a new program that has not yet had three classes, we can provide you with the aggregate data for reference.

With the new RPI software,  you will enter your numbers and immediately see the aggregate numbers as well. The really great thing about the new software is that with just a few clicks, you can download your program’s RPI report to PowerPoint, Excel, or Word.  Since the software is still pretty new, we have prepared a Quick Guide to walk you through the process.  The Quick Guide will show you how to:

  • enter data online
  • view your results in both table and dashboard form
  • export dashboards
  • export graphs
  • export tables

The Residency Performance Index (RPI) is a tool developed and maintained by the AFMRD and is intended for the use of its members. Your program's individualized survey results in the form of an RPI report may only be used for your internal planning purposes. Publication or comparison to other programs or other data sets is strictly prohibited. The AFMRD will own all RPI data and survey results and will only use your data in anonymous, aggregate form for the purpose of advancing the mission of the AFMRD and its members.

If you have any questions about RPI, please contact Chris Pyle at 800.274.2237, ext. 6724.

RPI in the News


The AFMRD Residency Performance Index (RPI) was featured in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Read the article, The Residency Performance Index: An Effort at Residency Quality Assessment and Improvement in Family Medicine by Grant S. Hoekzema, Lisa Maxwell, Joseph W. Gravel Jr, Walter W. Mills and William Geiger.