The SMSNA supports the collection of data by vetting an approving survey instruments on a variety of topics related to Sexual Medicine. Surveys are vetted by the Educational Projects Committee, which uses the criteria established by the Journal of Sexual Medicine for evaluating the content and the instrument itself. If approved, a survey may be released via the below Survey Dissemination Policy.
Sexual Health Education and Training Survey
Description: This survey evaluates experiences with sexual health curriculum in medical school and how this may contribute to the decision to pursue a career in urology and/or sub-specialization in sexual dysfunction.
Who should take this survey: Residents, Fellows or Early Career Professionals whom completed a Residency/Fellowship in the past 3 years.
Collection dates: April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020
SMSNA Survey Dissemination Policy:
Survey Requests by Members:
As an SMSNA Member you may make a request to disseminate surveys to SMSNA members.
The SMSNA Survey Dissemination Policy is meant to serve as a guide to SMSNA committees, working groups, and/or individual members who seek to disseminate a survey to the membership. This policy is meant to facilitate fair and objective handling of requests.
Surveys will be shared with members via electronic communication (twice), and a link on the SMSNA website will take the members to the survey website. Surveys will not be circulated to the full membership via a dedicated e-mail. Results of a survey may not be recognized as a response on behalf of the Association on any specific topic.
Any proposed survey to be disseminated to the SMSNA membership, including those surveys developed by Committees on behalf of the SMSNA, will require the following before dissemination:
- The person making the request for the survey must be an SMSNA member
- Review and recommendation from the Educational Projects Committee supporting the need for surveying the full membership
- The timing and duration of the survey to be included on the SMSNA website must not exceed 3 months or one quarter. If it exceeds this time, full Board approval would be required.
How surveys will be disseminated:
Member initiated surveys will be disseminated via 2 electronic communications to the full SMSNA Membership and listing and short statement of purpose on the SMSNA website for 3 months (free)
Dedicated E-blast and 2 electronic follow-up communications and inclusion on the website for up to 6 months. ($125)
External Survey Requests:
In order to disseminate an external survey, the survey must be in line with and advance the strategic goals of the Association. All surveys are reviewed by the Educational Projects Committee. If approved, sponsorship (financial contribution from the entity requesting SMSNA to survey its membership) will be required.
External surveys will be disseminated to members via electronic communication (twice) and a link on the SMSNA website that takes the members to the survey website. Results of a survey may not be recognized as a response on behalf of the Association on any specific topic.
How Surveys Will be Disseminated:
Non Member Surveys:
Disseminated via 2 electronic communications to the full SMSNA Membership and listing and short statement of purpose on the SMSNA website for 3 months ($250)
Additional electronic communication ($50)
Additional month of inclusion on website ($25)
Disseminated via 2 electronic communications to the full SMSNA Membership and inclusion on the SMSNA Website for 3 months. ($500)
Additional electronic communication ($100)
Additional month of inclusion on website ($50)
Industry Sponsored Surveys:
Please contact the SMSNA Executive Office