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LCME Medical School Questionnaires
year, the LCME collects data about the structure and operations
of accredited medical schools. The information is used for continuous
monitoring of medical schools in the interval between surveys. Aggregate
data are used to inform public policy making and provide accountability
to the public on the content and methods of medical education. The
collective information is transferred to the AAMC's
Medical School Profile System for use in producing a variety
of reports and special studies.
LCME Part I-A (Annual Financial) Medical School Questionnaire
collects data on the revenues and expenditures for U.S. medical
colleges. The annual financial questionnaire is administered by
the AAMC's Medical School and Faculty Studies team. The questionnaire
is mailed each year in mid-September to medical school deans and
designated principal business officers with a due date of mid-December.
For inquiries about completing the Part I-A questionnaire, contact Andy Nees, Database Specialist, 202-903-0804.
LCME Part I-B (Student Financial Aid) Medical School Questionnaire
collects data on financial assistance, grants, loans, work-study,
and educational indebtedness for medical students. Responses are compiled
for the Annual Student Financial Aid Report distributed to medical
school financial aid representatives each spring. The Part I-B questionnaire
is administered by the AAMC jointly by the Medical School and Faculty
Studies and the Student Financial Aid teams, and is mailed to medical
school financial aid administrators in mid-July, with a due date of
mid-September. For inquiries about the Part I-B questionnaire, contact
Shelley Yerman, Senior Specialist,
Student Financial Aid, AAMC, 202-828-0539.
LCME Part II Annual Medical School Questionnaire collects
data on operational characteristics of the educational program leading
to the M.D. degree, including details of the curriculum, the demographics
and academic antecedents of students admitted to the program, and
resources (faculty, residents, educational sites, library, etc.) involved
with the educational program. Collective data are summarized in an
annual report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
(JAMA) in September. The Part II questionnaire is a web-based survey
administered by the American Medical Association's Department of Data
Acquisition Services. Information about the questionnaire is emailed
to the medical schools each February, with a due date of mid-April.
For inquiries about completing the Part II questionnaire, contact
Sylvia Etzel, Research
Associate, AMA, 312-464-4693.
AAMC's Medical School Profile System (MSPS)
houses descriptive data collected from U.S. medical schools by the
LCME questionnaires and is maintained by the AAMC's Medical School
and Faculty Studies team. MSPS reports may be requested by the AAMC's
constituency and staff, and by others who have a legitimate need for
medical school information. Questions can be directed Katy Brandenburg, Senior Database Specialist, 202-862-6158.
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