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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 and weaknesses of the medical school

The GQ has been approved by the American Institutes for Research Institutional Review Board and endorsed by student leaders of the AAMC Organization of Student Representatives, the American Medical Association Medical Student Section, the American Medical Student Association, and the American College of Physicians, Council of Student Members.

For U.S. Students

The 2014 Medical School Graduation Questionnaire (GQ) opened February 14 to those graduating between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Each eligible participant was sent a unique, private link to the GQ in an e-mail from GQ@aamc.org.


For Medical School Administrators

GQ Tools was updated April 23. Overall, 59 percent of eligible graduates have completed the GQ. School completion rates vary between 11 and 99 percent; the median is 57 percent. On May 1, the AAMC will send a reminder to those who have not yet completed the GQ.