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Data Collection Process

The National GME Census is completed by residency program directors and institutional officials. The Census is comprised of two components: the Resident and Program surveys. Resident and program data are confirmed annually, but can be updated between May and February, while the GME Track application is open.

The Program Survey collects detailed information about each residency program and is used to update FREIDA Online®, the American Medical Association's Residency & Fellowship Database™. The Resident Survey collects training status and biographical information on each resident and fellow, which is used for a variety of purposes including:

  • Monitor career choices of medical school graduates
  • Analyze impact of market forces on GME
  • Physician workforce studies
  • Specialty specific analyses

Programs and Sponsors

With the combination of the two surveys, the data collected in the Census are used by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association (AMA). Program directors and GME administrators no longer have to complete duplicate surveys.

To provide value back to the programs and institutions, the data collected in GME Track are available throughout the year. The GME Track Reports module allows users to view and download resident data from their own program or institution.

Medical Schools

Medical schools can request training information on their prior years' graduates. Please contact the GME Track Help Desk at 202-862-6171 for assistance.

Note: For information regarding the confidentiality of the data, please read the Data Disclosure Statement or contact the GME Track Help Desk with any additional questions.

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National GME Census Timeline

Program Survey Opens: May 15, 2017

August FREIDA Deadline: July 7, 2017

Resident Survey Opens: July 26, 2017

October FREIDA Deadline: September 29, 2017

Final GME Track Deadline: December 15, 2017

Contact Us

GME Track Help Desk: 202-862-6171

Help Desk hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. E.T.

Contact GME Track:

National GME Census Hotline: 1-800-866-6793