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 January 19, 2021.

A list of past survey topics can be found here.

Demographic information routinely collected.

The timeline for 2021 COMSEP Annual Survey:

  • Submissions due: January 19, 2021
  • Members notified: January 27, 2021
  • Revisions due (based on committee review): February 10, 2021
  • Pilot testing by EC complete: February 25, 2021
  • Revisions due (based on pilot testing): March 11, 2021
  • Survey opens: March 31, 2021
  • Survey closes: April 30, 2021
  • Data sets to investigators: May 20, 2021