The Alliance launches an annual survey each August of residency program directors (PDs) whose program was originally accredited by ACGME one academic year prior to that survey year. When timely or critical issues affecting graduate medical education arise, a spring survey also is fielded. The APDIM Survey and Scholarship Committee oversees survey development.
APDIM survey data are used to help members better understand and advance their profession by informing organizational policies and initiatives and sharing analyses of the results in medical education journals or Academic Internal Medicine Week or other conferences (presentation and summary results files are available below). Survey results also are used to develop resources such as guidelines and “FAQ documents” available at the Alliance website.