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 2018 survey is of graduates from 2015. 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.