Purpose

The COMSEP annual survey facilitates scholarship pertaining to medical education by our members and enhances the diffusion of knowledge within the organization by providing a mechanism for streamlined administration of targeted surveys about members’ views and practices on relevant educational issues. The first survey was conducted in 2009; since that time it has occurred on an annual basis.

This is a great opportunity for COMSEP members to become investigators, as the COMSEP Annual Survey is a mechanism that allows COMSEP members to ask questions of a nationally representative sample of leaders in pediatric medical education.

The COMSEP Annual Survey is an effective method for creating high quality scholarship. Your submissions will receive blinded peer feedback and accepted questions will be pilot tested and data will be returned to you read to analyze. There are typically 4-5 sections for the survey (total of 20-25 questions). Demographic data will be collected from members at the time of dues collection and be linked to the survey data by unique identifiers.

Guidelines for question submission:

  1. The maximum number of questions submitted from an individual member/team: five
  2.  Each section of the survey should take no more than 3 minutes to complete.
  3. Topics covered in each survey will be listed annually in the member section of COMSEP website.
    • Topics will not be repeated on the annual survey unless:
      • Two years have passed since the topic was included
      • Significantly different questions are asked about the subject
      • The questions are reviewed and approved by the executive committee
  4. If there is significant overlap of questions from members, the survey committee will reject both requests and ask members to collaborate and resubmit questions.

Please complete the Survey intake form by October 16, 2019.

A list of past survey topics can be found here.

Demographic information routinely collected.

The timeline for 2020 COMSEP Annual Survey:

  • Invitation to submit questions: September 18, 2019
  • Submissions due: October 16, 2019
  • Members notified: November 15, 2019
  • Final/revised questions due: December 18, 2019
  • Pilot testing complete: January 24, 2020
  • Revisions (if necessary based on pilot testing) due: February 21, 2020
  • Target release of Annual Survey to membership: March 2, 2020
  • Survey closes: April 10, 2020
  • Data sets to investigators: May 20, 2020