UMass Medical School Alumni Surveys

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Alumni Survey: 2013 Report

 Summary

 The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) in Worcester, Massachusetts developed and disseminated its first institution-wide alumni survey in October 2010. Given the success of the initial alumni survey project, UMMS now surveys alumni on every 5th year anniversary. For 2013’s alumni survey, the overall response rate was 27% (364/1364). School-specific response rates are 15% (23/151) and 76% (52/68) for Graduate School of Biomedical Science (GSBS) and Graduate School of Nursing (GSN), respectively, with a combined response rate of 25% (289/1145) for School of Medicine (SOM) and Graduate Medical Education (GME). SOM and GME response rates were combined because alumni who graduated from SOM and GME were listed once in master dataset.

Report at a Glance

Employment Status
*79% (279/352) are full-time employees
*15% (52/352) are part-time employees

 Table 1

Obtained initial license in MA

Percent

   

School of Medicine

50% (52/104)

Graduate Medical Education

54% (54/100)

Overall*

48% (86/178)

*This information not requested from GSBS respondents.

 Table 2

Obtained at least one current license in MA

Percent

Graduate School of Nursing

33% (2/6)

School of Medicine

43% (55/127)

Graduate Medical Education

32% (38/119)

Overall*

36% (82/225)

*This information not requested from GSBS respondents.

 Table 3

Obtained at least one (initial or current) license in MA

Percent

Graduate School of Nursing

44% (4/9)

School of Medicine

60% (67/112)

Graduate Medical Education

55% (61/111)

Overall*

54% (110/205)

*This information not requested from GSBS respondents.

  Table 4

Primary Specialty in Primary Care

Graduate School of Nursing

School of Medicine

Graduate Medical Education

Family Medicine

 

14% (23/168)

12% (19/156)

Internal Medicine

29% (2/7)

25% (42/168)

22% (34/156)

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

 

2% (4/168)

3% (4/156)

Pediatrics

 

13% (22/168)

10% (15/156)

Subtotal Primary Care

29% (2/7)

54% (91/168)

46% (72/156)

Emergency Medicine

 

13% (22/168)

10% (15/156)

OB/GYN

 

4% (7/168)

3% (4/156)

TotalPrimaryCare

29% (2/7)

71% (120/168)

58% (91/156)

*This information not requested from GSBS respondents.

Table 5

Primary Care Specialties

Graduate School of Nursing

School of Medicine

Graduate Medical Education

Alumni practicing in at least one Primary Care specialty (Family Med, Int Med, Int Med/Peds, Peds; with no subspecialties indicated)

14% (1/7)

37% (62/168)

22% (34/156)

Alumni practicing in at least one Primary Care specialty (Family Med, Int Med, Int Med/Peds, Peds; with subspecialties indicated)

14% (1/7)

15% (26/168)

24% (38/156)

Subtotal- Alumni practicing in at least one of the following: Family Med, Int Med, Int Med/Peds, Peds

29% (2/7)

52% (88/168)

46% (72/156)

Alumni practicing in OB/GYN or Emerg Med

 

16% (27/168)

12% (19/156)

Alumni practicing in both a Primary Care specialty (including those with subspecialties) and either OB/GYN or Emerg Med

 

3% (5/168)

 

Total- Alumni practicing in at least one of the following: Family Med, Int Med, Int Med/Peds, Peds, OB/GYN, Emerg Med

29% (2/7)

71% (120/168)

58% (91/156)

Alumni not practicing in a Primary Care specialty

71% (5/7)

29% (48/168)

42% (65/156)

*This information not requested from GSBS respondents.

Table 6

If currently involved in research, select all that apply.

Percent

Basic

12% (11/90)

Clinical

78% (70/90)

Translational

16% (14/90)

Other

9% (8/90)

  Table 7

Highest three percentages where research takes place

Percent

Hospital

55% (46/84)

University

20% (17/84)

Community

11% (9/84)


Figure 1

 Current Research Involvement

Closing

The Provost and Chancellor’s Offices have specified an alumni survey will continue to be disseminated each year to those graduates celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, etc. reunion. The results from this annual survey will provide UMMS with up to date mailing addresses and career information of its alumni, which will allow the university to better track the individual, and collective, success of its graduates.