The Alliance launches an annual survey each September of core clinical clerkship director (CD) members, addressing timely or critical issues affecting the third- and fourth-year medicine training experiences. The CDIM Survey and Scholarship Committee oversees survey development. When timely issues arise, the Alliance also fields occasional spring surveys of CDs and other UME audiences.
CDIM survey data are used to help members better understand and advance their profession by informing organizational policies and initiatives, and by publishing analyses of the results in medical education journals or presenting those results at professional conferences such as Academic Internal Medicine Week, as well as via webinars for members. Summary results reports and presentations also are available for members online (presentation and summary results files are available below).
Goals and History of CDIM Surveys
The CDIM Annual Survey has three main goals:
- Assess the needs of the CDIM membership and provide course and clerkship directors with answers to questions of educational relevance.
- Describe practices, standards, and issues affecting teaching, learning, scholarship, and research in undergraduate medical education.
- Assess perceptions of educational leaders about practices, methods, and procedures in internal medicine undergraduate education.