The SMSNA supports the collection of data by vetting and 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.

Active Surveys

Predictors of Academic or Private Practice Career Choice Following Completion of SMSNA Fellowship

Who will this survey be distributed to?
SMSNA Corresponding Members

Who should take this survey?
Doctors, Residents, Fellows or Early Career Professionals

What are the trends in career placement after completing a Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) fellowship and are there factors that predict placement into academic or private practice?

Little is known about factors that influence career placement into an academic or private practice after completion of SMSNA fellowships. As a fellow myself, I am directly involved in this decision making. In addition, many residents when applying for fellowship state/believe they are interested in academic positions but this may not always be the case. This study can help elucidate this more clearly.


SMSNA Survey Dissemination

The option to disseminate a survey is a benefit of SMSNA membership. If you are a member of SMSNA, below are the guidelines for initiating a request and the process by which a survey is vetted and approved. This process is meant to facilitate fair and objective handling of all requests. Please allow up to 2-weeks for consideration.

If you are a nonprofit or an industry representative and want to disseminate a survey, please contact the SMSNA Executive Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Process: Any survey proposed for dissemination to the SMSNA membership, including those surveys developed by Committees on behalf of the SMSNA, will requires the following:

  • Submission of a request (see link to the request form below)
  • Review and approval decision by the Educational Projects Committee
  • If the committee suggests revisions, these will need to be addressed prior to dissemination
  • If survey dissemination time frame exceeds 3-months, full Board approval is required
  • Acknowledgement that the results of a survey may not be recognized as a response on behalf of the Association on any specific topic


  • Active surveys will be listed on a dedicated webpage on including the survey title, description,  target population to take the survey, and collection dates.
  • Each approved survey will be promoted via SMSNA emailings and on social media (two times each) with a link to the survey webpage on Surveys will not be distributed via any dedicated email. 


  • There is no cost for SMSNA members. 

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