What is the Resident/Fellow Survey? Each year from mid-January through early June, the ACGME requires residents and fellows to complete an online survey. The survey contains questions about duty hours and the residents' clinical and educational experiences.
How do I know when my program should participate in the survey? The ACGME notify programs directly when their participation is required. This notification includes detailed information regarding survey administration and deadlines for completion. The ACGME do not contact residents and fellows directly, therefore, it is the program's responsibility to ensure their residents/fellows complete the survey. All specialty and subspecialty programs (regardless of size) are surveyed every year between January and June.
How will residents/fellows complete the survey? Participants complete the survey available on the ACGME website. Residents and fellows login using their program's 10 digit code and a password. This password is based on the participant's birthdate and the last two letters of their last name. Residents and fellows are required to change their user ids and passwords to ensure security.
How is survey completion determined? The respondent is granted completion status only after he/she changes the username and password and answers all questions (including any specialty-specific questions, if applicable).
In addition to the ACGME Survey, the UCLA GME office sends an additional resident and fellow survey at the end of every academic year. Trainees are encouraged to give honest and confidential feedback regarding a variety of topics, including:
Through this survey, we aim to better understand program strengths and weakness so that we can improve the experience of our trainees year after year.