C-Change Resident Survey

Leaders in resident training have also recognized the critical role that the institutional culture or clinical learning environment plays in the training of physicians, their well-being and the provision of safe, high quality patient care.

The C-Change Resident Survey© assesses the clinical learning environment and the culture of professionalism from the perspective of resident physicians. The survey directly aligns with the ACGME Pathway.

The C-Change Resident Survey, with demonstrated evidence of validity1 in U.S. residency programs nationally, assesses dimensions of the culture.


The C-Change Resident Survey is offered on an institution-by-institution basis to best fit the needs of residency programs, GME and hospitals. The C-Change research team has developed a streamlined process to manage survey data collection, analysis and reporting.

Services provided include:

  • Consultation on institutional needs
  • Customization of the C-Change Resident Survey for the program
  • Drafting announcements and cover communications
  • Survey administration
  • Reminders to achieve high response rates
  • Management of e-mail communications with respondents
  • Confidential data collection and storage
  • Data analysis
  • Reporting: summary report; detailed item report; scorecard
  • Comparison with national benchmark data