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Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ)

Accessing the MSQ: The 2017 MSQ is open! If you were accepted to an MD program in the U.S. in 2017 and have not yet received your MSQ link, email msq@aamc.org.

The AAMC administers the Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ) annually to all first-year medical students. The Web-based questionnaire asks first-year medical students to share their thoughts on a variety of topics, such as:

  • Pre-medical experiences
  • Medical school selection processes
  • Future career interests
  • Educational debts and financing

Student responses to the MSQ are analyzed and then reported, in aggregate, to each participating medical school. This feedback helps medical schools fine-tune their educational programs to fit the needs of their students.

All Schools Summary Reports

All Schools Summary Reports present national data from the MSQ, combining student responses from all participating medical schools into a single report.

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to frequently asked questions about the AAMC Matriculating Student Questionnaire, view the FAQ.

For Medical School Staff

MSQ Tools enables designated medical school staff to view their MSQ response rates and review their school-level MSQ reports.


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Contact MSQ

For more information, please email us at msq@aamc.org.


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