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CDIM Survey Data
CDIM launches an annual survey each September for completion by CDIM clerkship director members. Survey responses are aggregated and identified for presentation at Academic Internal Medicine Week. The data members provide are essential to the organization’s policies, planning, and research. In addition, the data provides a platform for CDIM to gain national recognition.
Papers Related to CDIM Surveys
Shaheen A, Papp KK, Torre D. The internal medicine clerkship and ambulatory learning experiences: results of the 2010 clerkship directors in internal medicine survey. Teach Learn Med. 2013;25(3):225-30
Ratcliffe TA, Hanson JL, Hemmer PA, Hauer KE, Papp KK, Denton GD. The required written history and physical is alive, but not entirely well, in internal medicine clerkships. Teach Learn Med. 2013;25(1):10-4
Liston BW, O'Dorisio N, Walker C, Torre D, Papp KK. Hospital medicine in the internal medicine clerkship: results from a national survey. J Hosp Med. 2012 Sep;7(7):557-61.
Fazio SB, Papp KK,Torre DM,De Fer TM.Grade Inflation in the Internal Medicine Clerkship: A National Survey, TeachLearnMed. 2013 Jan; 25:1:71-76.
Chretien KC, Farnan JM, Greysen SR, Kind T. To friend or not to friend: Faculty perceptions of online professionalism. Acad Med. 2011 Dec;86(12):1545-1550.
Torre DM, Aagaard E, Elnicki DM, Durning SJ, Papp KK. Simulation in the internal medicine clerkship: A national survey of internal medicine clerkship directors. Teach Learn Med. 2011 Jul-Sep;23(3):215-222.
Liston BW, Fischer MA, Way DP, Torre D, Papp KK. Interprofessional education in the internal medicine clerkship: Results from a national survey. Acad Med. 2011 Jul;86(7):872-876.
Hemmer PA, Durning SJ, Papp K. What are the discussion topics and usefulness of clerkship directors' meetings within medical schools? A report from the CDIM 2007 national survey. Acad Med. 2010 Dec;85(12):1855-1861.
Ferenchick G, Solomon D, Durning SJ. Medicine clerkships and portable computing:A national survey of internal medicine clerkship directors. Teach Learn Med. 2010 Jan;22(1):22-27.
Ephgrave K, Margo KL, White C, Hammoud M, Brodkey A, Painter T, Juel VC, Shaw D, Ferguson K. Core clerkship directors: Their current resources and the rewards of the role. Acad Med. 2010 Apr;85(4):710-715.
Responses to Clerkship FAQs
Data from past CDIM surveys answer a number of frequently asked questions clerkship directors pose. Click on each question to see the most recent data available:
CDIM FAQ 2: What proportion of clerkships allows students to enter patient information into the electronic medical record (EMR)? What else do we know about the use of the EMR in the clinical education of medical students while on the IM clerkship (data from 2006 survey)?