The Strategic Student Survey (S3) was developed in collaboration with IU School of Medicine students, staff and faculty on all nine campuses as a holistic way to obtain actionable student feedback on areas that the school aims to improve. The S3 also compares student experiences across all four years of training to track continuous program quality improvement and identify areas that require rapid interventions.
The S3 complements national Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) questionnaires such as the Graduation Questionnaire (GQ), which provide vital benchmarks to show the educational experience areas IU School of Medicine needs to improve relative to other medical schools. Along with course and clerkship evaluations, national AAMC questionnaires and the S3 provide effective outlets for students to impact their educational experiences, engage with school leadership and leave a legacy that improves future student experiences.
This report utilizes quantitative and qualitative methods to displays results from the S3 administered to students in early spring 2018.
Each training year class received an S3 questionnaire designed specifically for the class. The overall response rate across all four class years was 82.4 percent, making the results representative of the collective student body experience.