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Strategic Student Survey (S3)

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.

2021 S3

Medical Student Education extends a huge thank you to all the students who participated in the 2021 S3. Assessment will occur this summer, and students should expect to see feedback on how their responses will inform changes at IU School of Medicine.

2020 S3

In spite of COVID-19, students provided their feedback to help improve IU School of Medicine. Some of the changes resulting from the 2020 S3 included:

Phase 1

  • Transition to one statewide lecture
  • Blocking of Human Structures & Molecules to Cells & Tissues

Phase 2 and 3

  • An added study day before NBME Clerkship Exam
  • Expanded OB/GYN rotation from 4 weeks to 6 weeks
  • Opportunity to retake a NBME Clerkship Exam to attain a higher score
  • Time for wellness incorporated into STEPS



Your Feedback Matters

Based on student feedback in 2019, Dean Antwione Haywood, PhD, shares a change made for all subsequent classes. “A major change to orientation was moving from an optional day of service to a service opportunity incorporated into orientation for all students. We enhanced the experience by creating a common reading program. The Medical Student Service Learning Group is now a part of student government (Medical Student Council) which should help continue to improve the student voice statewide on issues around service learning.”

Dean Antwione Haywood