The 2021 GQ is now open to eligible AY2020-2021 graduates. The AAMC will send email links to eligible students on the first of each month until the survey closes June 4.
The Medical School Graduation Questionnaire (GQ) is a national questionnaire administered by the AAMC.
The GQ was first administered in 1978 and is an important tool for medical schools to use in program evaluation and to improve the medical student experience. The GQ includes questions related to:
- Pre-clinical, clinical, and elective experiences
- General medical education and readiness for residency
- Student services
- Experiences of negative behaviors
- Financial aid and indebtedness
- Career intentions
- Strengths of the medical school and areas that need improvement
The GQ has been approved by the American Institutes for Research Institutional Review Board and endorsed by the chair of the AAMC Organization of Student Representatives.
AAMC Student Surveys Advisory Committee
The AAMC Student Surveys Advisory Committee (SSAC) works with stakeholders to provide effective and timely program evaluation tools for the improvement of medical education. The SSAC is led by Geoffrey H. Young, PhD, Senior Director, Student Affairs and Programs.
Additional resources related to the Graduation Questionnaire.
Frequently Asked Questions
For answers to frequently asked questions about the AAMC Graduation Questionnaire, view the FAQ.