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 AAMC will continue to pilot this program during the ERAS 2019 season. 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 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 pilot is a mandatory requirement for ERAS 2019 applicants to Emergency Medicine programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The deadline to complete the video interview is July 15, 2018, (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 2019 are expected to be available for purchase through OASIS or the MyECFMG mobile app beginning June 21, 2018.

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 2019.

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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