Tracer study is an effective and efficient attempt to gather data from alumni and graduates of the Medical Education Program Faculty of Medicine Universitas Airlangga. By distributing questionaires to graduate or alumni users, the Medical Education Program is able to obtain information about the alumni and graduates spreading in all communities, agencies or corporates that have accepted them for work.
The medical graduates of the Faculty of Medicine Universitas Airlangga are well-accepted in the working environment as proven from the graduate tracer study results showing good assessment of the entire ability aspects (69.43%). Personality aspect gets the highest score in the order of the ability aspects. On the other hand, additional attempts both in curriculum and extracurricular activities are required to enhance graduates’ competence in various fields of ability. The tracer study result shown were the ones from January 2014 to August 2015, with a total sample of 409 graduates (source LED Medical Education Program 2016).
After conducting the tracer study the activity results are followed up in the matter of:
(1) Revision in the learning process is used to assess the on-going curriculum.
(2) Fundraising activities, fundraising as a form of contribution to the education process.
(3) Employment information, provide information about professions that can be selected by new doctors.
(4) Networking set up, by using communication media such as hand-phone, BlackBerry
Messenger, mail-list, Facebook social networking.
The Faculty of Medicine University Airlangga alumni association is officially established on February 25, 2011, based on the Decree of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine No. 44/h3.1.1/KD/2011 regarding the Faculty of Medicine Alumni Association. The alumni coordination building occupies the Shared Unit Space A. 159 (Ruang Unit Bersama) Community Outreach Program and Research Unit (UPPM) Campus A Universitas Airlangga. The data recorded include approximately 8150 graduates of Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga from November 1951 to February 2011.