National Family Medicine Graduate Survey (ABFM/AFMRD Graduate Survey)

SAVE THE DATE: A webinar will be held on April 28, 2021 from 11am – 12pm CT (12pm – 1pm ET) to introduce this new tool to programs. A recording will be available for those unable to attend. Click here on April 28th to access the Zoom Link. 


For the past five years, the AFMRD has partnered with the ABFM to conduct a National Graduate Survey of all ABFM certified physicians. In 2020, graduates who completed training in 2017 were asked to complete the survey. 

Understanding the scope of practice and success of family medicine residency graduates once they are out in practice is a crucial step in improving residency education. Residency programs are required by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to survey their graduates and this survey will meet those requirements and allow you to compare the training outcomes of your residents to national averages. 

To ensure ABFM Diplomate confidentiality, we have censured residency-specific reports when fewer than three graduates from a residency responded.  In these cases, you will not have a 2020 residency-specific report in RTM. However, every program with more than one year of data will have residency-specific data in the new five-year report.  We are proud that our graduates have responded enough so that over the five years of graduate survey data, fewer than 10 programs have never received a program-specific report. 

We know that many programs are using the data to guide curricula changes and evaluations and we hope this new interactive reporting tool will be more useful to programs.  Further improvements are planned, including trending of questions over time. 

A report from your 2017 graduates, with national comparisons, will be available soon in the Resident Training Management System (RTM).   

More information and email templates to use to encourage 2018 graduates to complete the 2021 survey will be shared this summer.