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Data Collection Instrument (DCI)

Overview

Data Collection Instruments

Data

Completion Instructions

Appendix

 

A new DCI is published each spring for full surveys taking place during the following academic year (for example, the DCI published in June 2012 was effective for survey visits that took place between September 2013 and June 2014). DCI's for preliminary and provisional accreditation surveys are published as needed.

DCIs for survey visits taking place in academic years 2015-16 and 2014-15 are available for download below.

The DCI is occasionally updated after publication to reflect changed or newly-available data sources. These changes are noted in the DCI documents themselves and in the DCI "Update Summary" for each respective DCI year listed below.


2015-2016 DCI

Surveys for Full Accreditation

2015-2016 Full DCI
8/5/14 Update Summary

Surveys for Provisional Accreditation

2015-2016 Provisional DCI


Surveys for Preliminary Accreditation

2015-2016 Preliminary DCI


Accreditation Standards Self-Evaluation Tool (ASSET)

Schools with survey visits for full accreditation in academic year 2015-16 may choose to complete the DCI online using the AAMC Accreditation Standards Self-Evaluation Tool (ASSET) OR to complete the DCI within the Word document provided above. Schools are asked to inform LCME staff which format they plan to submit (please send an email to lcmesubmissions@aamc.org).

ASSET is a user-based system and all schools with survey visits for full accreditation in academic year 2015-16 have at least one ASSET Administrator who has been given access to ASSET. In all applicable cases, this individual was the person responsible for attending the ASSET training session on April 23rd, 2014. ASSET administrators are entrusted with the responsibility of adding additional administrators and users. The Staff Visit Coordinator and Faculty Accreditation Lead previously identified to the LCME are encouraged to contact the AAMC via asset@aamc.org if they need ASSET administrator privileges.

2014-2015 DCI

Preliminary

Provisional

Full

Download

Updated

Download

Updated

Download

Updated

IS - Section I
Preliminary

N/A
IS - Section I
Provisional

12/5/2013
IS - Section I
Full
12/5/2013
12/13/2013
ED - Section II
Preliminary
5/15/2014
ED - Section II
Provisional

5/15/2014
ED - Section II
Full
12/13/2013
3/21/2014
5/15/2014
10/15/2014
MS - Section III
Preliminary

N/A
MS - Section III
Provisional

N/A
MS - Section III
Full
12/5/2013
12/13/2013
FA - Section IV
Preliminary
N/A
FA - Section IV
Provisional
N/A
FA - Section IV
Full
N/A
ER - Section V
Preliminary
5/15/2014
ER - Section V
Provisional
5/15/2014
ER - Section V
Full
5/15/2014
Course/Clerkship Forms
Preliminary
N/A
Course/Clerkship Forms
Provisional
N/A
Course/Clerkship Forms
Full

N/A
Cover Page
N/A
Cover Page

N/A
Cover Page

N/A
Divider Tabs
N/A
Divider Tabs
N/A
Divider Tabs
N/A
Binder Labels
N/A
Binder Labels
N/A
Binder Labels
N/A


2014-2015 Update Summary

Date of Update

DCI Type

Section/Standard

Description of Update

10/15/14
Full
Section II
ED-11
Question "b" updated to reflect changed language in the 2014 AAMC Graduation Questionnaire (GQ). Reference to question #6 is now question #7.
5/15/14
Full
Provisional
Preliminary
Section II
ED-46
A request for ACGME milestone data was added to the full (question "e"), provisional (question "c"), and preliminary (question "c") DCI.
 
Full
Provisional
Preliminary
Section V
ER-2
A request for audited financial statements was added to the full (question "o"), provisional (question "n") and preliminary (question "l") DCI.
3/21/14
Full
Section II
ED-31
Question "b" updated to reflect changed language in 2014 AAMC Graduation Questionnaire (GQ). Students are now asked whether they received “mid-clerkship feedback” instead of “sufficient" [clerkship] feedback."
12/13/13
Full
All
Canadian Graduation Questionnaire (CGQ) page numbers added for reference where applicable.
 
Full
Section II
ED-11
Reference to GQ question # 6 added to item b.
 
Full
Section II
ED-27
Reference to GQ question # 8 added to item c.
Full
Section III
MS-18
GQ question # 18 replaced with GQ question # 34 (item e).
 
Full
Section III
MS-32
Reference to GQ question #41 & # 42 added to item b;
reference to GQ question #40 & # 46 added to item e.
12/5/13
Full
Provisional
Section I
Items a and b of “Background Information About the Medical School” removed because AAMC Directory of American Medical Education will not be published in 2014.
 
Full
Provisional
Section I
IS-11
Roster of medical school administration and department chairs added (now item a.1).
Full
Section III
MS-19
Reference to GQ question #19 removed from item c. Data from GQ question #18 may still be used to answer this question.