National Family Medicine Graduate Survey

The ABFM has partnered with AFMRD to conduct a standardized National Graduate Survey of ABFM certified physicians three years after residency completion. This report contains the responses of your graduates with national comparisons. The ABFM and AFMRD hope you will use these data to evaluate your program and take steps to address any gaps. This survey will fulfill ACGME Program Requirements. A word about methodology.
Each year, the survey will be open from January to December and a new cohort of graduates will be surveyed. The 2019 survey is of graduates from 2016. Reports will be available in early April each year to allow time for the ABFM to clean the data and create the reports. Additionally, each year the AFMRD oversight committee will review data, survey performance, and content prior to the release of the reports.
To ensure ABFM Diplomate confidentiality, we have censured residency-specific reports when fewer than three graduates from a residency respond. In these cases, data will be pooled from multiple years and provided in the subsequent year. A similar process is used for the average exam scores in the Residency Program Performance Summary reports.
Click here to see the latest National Graduate Survey report. 

Email Reminder Template for Program Directors to send to their Graduates

Email to send mid-January

 Since you are a graduate of our residency, I’m writing to personally ask that you help me improve the quality of training we provide.  In the past few days you received an email from the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) asking you to complete a Graduate Survey.  Please take 10-12 minutes to do so.  The survey was jointly developed by the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) and the ABFM with input from other family medicine organizations and recent graduates. 

 

The data you, and other recent graduates, provide will help our program in multiple ways.  First, it will help us understand what our graduates are doing in practice, how well we prepared you to practice, and allow us to compare these outcomes to other residencies in the country to see where we are doing well, and where we need to improve.  Second, the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires family medicine residencies to survey their graduates and your responses will help us meet this requirement. 

 The survey asks about satisfaction with training, preparation for practice, and scope of practice and should only take around 10-12 minutes to complete.  The survey can be completed anytime this year.  So please log on to your ABFM portfolio (https://www.theabfm.org/) and help me to continue to further improve the quality of education we provide.

 

 Email to send mid-July

Since you are a graduate of our residency, I’m writing to personally ask that you help me improve the quality of training we provide.  I wrote you in January about the American Board of Family Medicine’s (ABFM) Graduate Survey and asked you to complete it to help me improve our residency education.  If you have not completed it already, please take 10-12 minutes to do so.   If you have completed it, thank you!

 

The data you, and other recent graduates, provide will help our program in multiple ways.  First, it will help us understand what our graduates are doing in practice, how well we prepared you to practice, and allow us to compare these outcomes to other residencies in the country to see where we are doing well, and where we need to improve.  Second, the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires family medicine residencies to survey their graduates and your responses will help us meet this requirement. 

 

The survey asks about satisfaction with training, preparation for practice, and scope of practice and should only take around 10-12 minutes to complete.  The survey can be completed anytime this year.  So please log on to your ABFM portfolio (https://www.theabfm.org/) and help me to continue to further improve the quality of education we provide.

 

Email to send mid-October

Since you are a graduate of our residency, I’m writing to personally ask that you help me improve the quality of training we provide.  I wrote you in July about the American Board of Family Medicine’s (ABFM) Graduate Survey and asked you to complete it to help me improve our residency education.  If you have not completed it already, please take 10-12 minutes to do so.   If you have completed it, thank you!

 

The data you, and other recent graduates, provide will help our program in multiple ways.  First, it will help us understand what our graduates are doing in practice, how well we prepared you to practice, and allow us to compare these outcomes to other residencies in the country to see where we are doing well, and where we need to improve.  Second, the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires family medicine residencies to survey their graduates and your responses will help us meet this requirement. 

 

The survey asks about satisfaction with training, preparation for practice, and scope of practice and should only take around 10-12 minutes to complete.  The survey should be completed by December 31.  So please log on to your ABFM portfolio (https://www.theabfm.org/) and help me to continue to further improve the quality of education we provide.

 

Email to send mid-November

Since you are a graduate of our residency, I’m writing to personally ask that you help me improve the quality of training we provide.  I wrote you last month about the American Board of Family Medicine’s (ABFM) Graduate Survey and asked you to complete it to help me improve our residency education.  If you have not completed it already, please take 10-12 minutes to do so.  If you have completed it, thank you!

 

The data you, and other recent graduates, provide will help our program in multiple ways.  First, it will help us understand what our graduates are doing in practice, how well we prepared you to practice, and allow us to compare these outcomes to other residencies in the country to see where we are doing well, and where we need to improve.  Second, the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires family medicine residencies to survey their graduates and your responses will help us meet this requirement. 

 

The survey asks about satisfaction with training, preparation for practice, and scope of practice and should only take around 10-12 minutes to complete.  The survey should be completed by December 31.  So please log on to your ABFM portfolio (https://www.theabfm.org/) and help me to continue to further improve the quality of education we provide.

 

Email to send mid-December

Since you are a graduate of our residency, I’m writing you one last time to personally ask that you help me improve the quality of training we provide.  I’ve written you throughout the year about the American Board of Family Medicine’s (ABFM) Graduate Survey and asked you to complete it to help me improve our residency education.  If you have not completed it already, please take 10-12 minutes to do so.  If you have completed it, thank you!

 

The data you, and other recent graduates, provide will help our program in multiple ways.  First, it will help us understand what our graduates are doing in practice, how well we prepared you to practice, and allow us to compare these outcomes to other residencies in the country to see where we are doing well, and where we need to improve.  Second, the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires family medicine residencies to survey their graduates and your responses will help us meet this requirement. 

 

The survey asks about satisfaction with training, preparation for practice, and scope of practice and should only take around 10-12 minutes to complete.  The survey should be completed by December 31.  So please log on to your ABFM portfolio (https://www.theabfm.org/) and help me to continue to further improve the quality of education we provide.