ERAS Support Services for Applicants

AAMC Standardized Video Interview – Requirement for Emergency Medicine Applicants

During the ERAS 2018 application season, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) launched a pilot of their Standardized Video Interview (SVI) program. The Emergency Medicine program community has again endorsed the use of the Standardized Video Interview for the ERAS 2020 application season. According to the AAMC, the SVI is an "innovative tool designed to assess knowledge of professional behaviors (professionalism) and interpersonal and communication skills, two ACGME competencies that have been identified as requirements for success as a resident and in future practice."

The SVI is a mandatory requirement for ERAS 2020 applicants to Emergency Medicine programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The deadline to complete the video interview is July 16, 2019, (11:59 p.m., Eastern Time in the United States), so ERAS applicants planning to apply to Emergency Medicine programs are encouraged to purchase their ERAS Token and register with MyERAS early to allow enough time to complete the SVI by this deadline. Tokens for ERAS 2020 are expected to be available for purchase through OASIS and the MyECFMG mobile app beginning July 25, 2019.

Please note that the SVI does not replace or replicate in-person interviews.

Applicants who are not applying to Emergency Medicine programs will not have the option to complete an SVI for their applications during ERAS 2020.

For complete information and helpful resources please visit the AAMC Standardized Video Interview web site at: https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-residency/applying-residencies-eras/aamc-standardized-video-interview/.

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