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What is the GQ?

  • A national questionnaire that is administered by the AAMC to graduating medical students across the United States. 

Why is the GQ important to MCOM?  

  • The data is used to evaluate our programs, in order to improve medical students’ experiences.  The data is also important for our accreditation status.

Am I required to complete the GQ?

  • The questionnaire is voluntary, but your participation is highly encouraged. 

What areas will I be asked to evaluate?

  • 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 of improvement

Are my responses confidential?

  • Yes, your responses are confidential. The AAMC does not release any identifiable data to schools or other organizations.  

What is the timeline for data collection?

  • February 14, 2020 through June 5, 2020

What is the expected response rate?

  • 85% (if met by April 15, 2020 then the Office of Student Affairs will subsidize $1,000 for the senior party)

Who do I contact if I have any questions regarding the questionnaire?

You may contact Brittany Sheehy, Ph.D. via email at

If you need more information, you can visit here:

Important Notes

The GQ may use terms that are not commonly used by MCOM, but have similar meanings. Below is a guide to help you:

  1. Integrated Clerkship – Combined Clerkship (e.g. Psychiatry/Neurology, Women’s Health/Pediatrics, and Primary Care)

  2. Emergency Medicine Clerkship – MCOM does not have an Emergency Medicine clerkship
  3. Internal Medicine Clerkship – Adult Medicine Clerkship
  4. Family Medicine Clerkship - Primary Care Clerkship
  5. Office of the Dean of Students/Associate Dean for Students – Drs. Kira Zwygart and Melissa Brannen
  6. Office of the Dean of Educational Programs/Curricular Affairs – Drs. Deborah DeWaay and Robert Barraco
  7. Career Planning Services – MD Career Advising –  Dr. James Mayer

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