Throughout medical school, students complete a series of important surveys that inform school leaders about areas of strength and opportunities for growth. The Class of 2023's recent feedback about their second-year experience on the Association of American Medical College's Year 2 Questionnaire (Y2Q) provided valuable insight that will improve medical student education at IU School of Medicine. See the highlights below.
91.6% of students feel IU School of Medicine has done a good job fostering and nurturing their development as a future physician.
Students noted that IU School of Medicine could better prepare them to communicate with people across a broad spectrum of backgrounds. IU School of Medicine leaders secured a multi-million dollar federal grant focused on improving training in health disparities and will launch Achieving Inclusivity in Medicine (AIM) for matriculating students this year. AIM is designed to build diversity, equity, and inclusion communication skills with patients and colleagues. In addition, the school plans to add a seventh competency in diversity, equity, and inclusion. "We are significantly expanding our training in health disparities, directly addressing student feedback that we have opportunities for improvement," said Bradley L. Allen, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education.
80% of students are satisfied or very satisfied with mental health services. This is 11% above the national average across all medical schools, and especially important during the pandemic, which exacerbated mental health concerns in all populations.
87% of students are satisfied or very satisfied with financial aid services. This is 15% above the national average across all medical schools. IU School of Medicine recognizes the cost of medical school and works to provide comprehensive services to help students navigate their finances.
"Students identified that we could improve time management with faculty. We plan to provide best practices to faculty and communicate your feedback to strengthen small groups sessions," said Maureen Harrington, PhD, Associate Dean for Medical Student Education, Foundational Sciences.
The Y2Q is just one of the ways IU School of Medicine gathers feedback from students. Students also take the Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ), Strategic Student Survey (S3), and Graduate Questionnaire (GQ). Learn more about student voice at IU School of Medicine.
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