Table 3

SRF participants: current and future career interests with comparisons to institutional and national peers

SRF
n (%)
LCOM average (%)*GQ average (%)†P value
SRF vs GQ
P value
LCOM vs GQ
Intent to work in cardiovascular-related field15 (75)
Future career interests‡
 Patient Care19 (95)98970.600.57
 Research18 (90)5553<0.0010.70
 Teaching17 (85)89830.810.12
 Medical school faculty13 (65)56450.070.03
 Public health6 (30)34290.920.28
 Administration5 (25)28280.771
 Military service0440.361
 Other0430.430.57
Degree/extent of anticipated research career0.060.45
 Full time023
 Significantly involved10 (53)3944
 Involved in a limited way9 (47)5953
 Did not answer1
Influence of SRF on career planning
 Very useful5 (25)
 Moderately useful6 (30)
 Somewhat useful8 (40)
 Not useful1 (5)
Influence of SRF mentoring as compared with other mentoring during medical school
 Much more influential3 (15)
 More influential4 (20)
 Neutral9 (45)
 Less influential4 (20)
 Much less influential0
  • *Institutional averages were derived from responses to the AAMC-GQ survey by students graduating from the University of Vermont LCOM from 2015 to 2020.

  • †National averages were derived from responses to the AAMC Medical School GQ from 2015 to 2020 for similar questions. SRF survey questions were structured in parallel with the AAMC GQ to allow for better comparison.

  • ‡Percentages may sum to greater 100% as more than one response was allowed on SRF and national surveys.

  • §Primary or coauthorship directly related to SRF work reported at the time of the survey. Some respondents had more than one abstract or publication.

  • AAMC, American Association of Medical Colleges; GQ, Graduation Questionnaire; LCOM, Larner College of Medicine; SRF, summer research fellowship