Increasing the Utility of AAMC Canadian Graduation Questionnaire Data for Program Evaluation: Subscale Development

The AAMC Canadian Graduation Questionnaire (CGQ) is widely used for evaluating undergraduate MD programs; however, the analysis of individual items limits its usefulness. To aid in the management and interpretation of the CGQ for use in program evaluation, this study combined items from the sections on clinical learning experiences, physician competencies, and student services into scales and examined their internal structure and reliability. Factor analyses conducted on data from 517 undergraduate medical students supported combining the items into 15 scales.