AAMC VITA Interview Eligibility

The AAMC VITA interview will be offered completely online between August 2020 and April 2021.

Eligibility

Applicants to the 2021 medical school application cycle who have been selected to interview by a participating medical school are eligible to take the AAMC VITA interview. The invitations will be sent from the HireVue system, which is the platform you will use to complete your interview.

No Fees

In light of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no fees for the AAMC VITA interview for the 2021 application season.

Interview Invitations

The scheduling process for the AAMC VITA interview is initiated by a participating medical school. An applicant selected to complete the AAMC VITA interview will be invited in a series of emails:

  1. Participating medical schools will select applicants they want to invite to complete the AAMC VITA interview on a rolling basis starting in July 2020.
  2. HireVue will send AAMC VITA invitation emails every Thursday (anticipated) from August 2020 through April 30, 2021. 
  3. HireVue will send reminder emails between August 2020 and April 2021 until you complete the AAMC VITA interview.

The HireVue invitation will be a generic interview invitation. It will not include information about which participating medical school selected you to receive the invitation. The AAMC has encouraged participating medical schools to inform applicants directly after they select the applicants to be issued invitations. 

Separately, the AAMC anticipates providing each applicant who receives an invitation a monthly report listing each participating medical school that has selected the applicant for the AAMC VITA interview.

The AAMC VITA interview may only be completed once. If you complete an interview for a school and are later selected by a different school, you will not complete the interview again. Your video responses will be shared with any school that selects you to complete the AAMC VITA interview. 

Participating Medical Schools

A list of schools participating in the AAMC VITA Interview is available and will be updated on a rolling basis. 

Return to the AAMC VITA homepage.

Contact the AAMC VITA™ Program

AAMC Video Interview Tool for Admissions: Essentials for the 2021 Season

The official policy and procedure guide for the AAMC Video Interview Tool for Admissions.

Request an Accommodation

The AAMC is committed to ensuring that the AAMC Video Interview Tool for Admissions is accessible to persons with disabilities in accordance with relevant law.

Report a Technology Issue

The AAMC takes great care to ensure that the video interview technology functions properly. In the unlikely event that an error occurs, the AAMC will take reasonable measures to correct it. 

Participating Medical Schools

AAMC Video Interview Tool for Admissions (AAMC VITA™)—launched in collaboration with AAMC member medical schools—will be used by medical schools to supplement alternatives to in-person interviews this year.

5 Things to Know About the AAMC VITA Interview

There’s a lot of information to take-in about the new AAMC Video Interview Tool for Admissions (AAMC VITA™) program. For starters, read 5 important things you need to know.