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StandPoint Staff Success Engagement Survey

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Staff at academic medical centers are essential to the institution’s operations, however, little is known about their professional needs. The AAMC created the Staff Success Engagement Survey to assist medical school leaders in understanding the needs and drivers of engagement among staff.

Uniquely designed and validated for medical school staff, results from the survey can be used in parallel to the StandPoint™ Faculty Engagement Survey to create strong workplace cultures.

Piloted by 10 institutions in 2015, with over 5,000 staff respondents, the Staff Success Engagement Survey measures 12 dimensions of engagement.

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About the Staff Success Engagement Survey

  • Nature of Work
  • Staff Resources
  • Focus on Medical School Mission
  • Department/Work Unit Leadership
  • Medical School Governance
  • Relationship with Supervisor
  • Opportunities for Growth and Development
  • Collegiality and Collaboration
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • HR Policies
  • Staff Recruitment and Retention
  • Global Satisfaction and Retention
  • For more information, please review our Staff Success Engagement Survey handout.

Participating institutions receive a comprehensive set of qualitative and quantitative reports that address the specific needs of the institution. Our Standard Report package includes:

  • An executive summary highlighting key findings from the institution
  • 11 demographic benchmarking reports
  • Institutional department/work unit reports
  • De-identified qualitative data reports
  • Department data sorting tool
  • PowerPoint presentation of key findings

In 2015, ten medical schools participated in the Staff Success Engagement Survey. The AAMC collected data from over 5,000 staff respondents which currently makes up our benchmark.

Since 2015, the following schools have administered the Staff Engagement Survey:

  • Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • University of California, Riverside School of Medicine
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
  • University of Utah School of Medicine

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Promising Practices

Learn how StandPoint™ Surveys has helped improve employee satisfaction, engagement, and retention at 12 U.S. medical schools.

StandPoint FAQs

Find answers to AAMC's StandPoint Faculty Engagement Survey frequently asked questions.