Students have multiple opportunities to reflect on the quality of their medical education program: within course/clerkship feedback sessions, mandatory end of course and clerkship evaluations, focus groups, and school-wide surveys seeking comments on aspects of their medical school experience.
- Course and Clerkship Evaluations: As a student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, you have the opportunity to evaluate all courses and clerkships. You appraise all course and clerkship faculty and preceptors who teach at the Icahn School of Medicine, whether they are course and clerkship directors or one-time lecturers. Evaluations occur through our anonymous evaluation system. Your feedback is invaluable as it provides us with data in which to adjust the course and clerkships and evaluate teaching. See below for how we use your evaluation feedback.
- Course and Clerkship Representatives: Students elect representatives who act as intermediaries between class members and course/clerkship directors.
- Focus Groups: We routinely convene focus groups to address curriculum, student life, and other topics.
- Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Questionnaires: The AAMC conducts an anonymous Matriculation Survey Questionnaire, an anonymous Year 2 Questionnaire, and an anonymous Graduation Questionnaire that all students are requested to complete and which is then complied in a report and shared with the Department of Medical Education.
- Graduation Survey: The School conducts a mandatory survey prior to graduation to obtain students’ perceptions of the curriculum and their experiences during medical school. The results are anonymous.