ERAS Support Services for Applicants
AAMC Standardized Video Interview – New Requirement for Emergency Medicine Applicants
For the ERAS 2018 application season, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is launching a Standardized Video Interview (SVI) pilot program. This pilot program follows the AAMC’s completion of a successful research study for the SVI in the ERAS 2017 season. According to the AAMC, the SVI is an “innovative tool that enables applicants to share objective, performance-based information about themselves, beyond academic metrics, to add breadth and depth to their application, as well as to provide residency program directors with additional information to assess applicants.”
The SVI pilot is a mandatory requirement for ERAS 2018 applicants to Emergency Medicine programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The deadline to complete the video interview is July 31, 2017, 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 2018 are expected to be available for purchase through OASIS or the MyECFMG mobile app beginning June 20, 2017.
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 2018.
For complete information, resources, and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the AAMC Standardized Video Interview web site at: https://students-residents.aamc.org/attending-medical-school/article/aamc-standardized-video-interview-research-study/.