AAMC Video Tool for Admissions Accommodations

The AAMC is committed to diversity and inclusion in academic medicine. That includes ensuring the AAMC Video Interview Tool for Admissions (AAMC VITA™) is accessible to persons with disabilities in accordance with relevant law.

Who Is Eligible to Request an Accommodation?

If you have a disability or medical condition that requires a modification to AAMC Video Interview Tool for Admissions standard conditions, please submit an AAMC Video Interview Tool for Admissions: Request for Accommodations form

Applying for an Accommodation

If you have a previous approval or pending request for MCAT accommodations, you must submit the AAMC VITA Request for Accommodations form, but you do not have to submit additional documentation unless requested by the AAMC. The AAMC VITA team will refer to your previously submitted MCAT accommodation documentation and will request additional documentation only if necessary.

If you do not have a previous approval or pending request for an MCAT accommodation, you must include documentation that sufficiently demonstrates your need for the accommodation requested. Such documentation may include an evaluation from a health care provider or official documentation of prior accommodations provided by your undergraduate institution or accommodations you received for a standardized exam (e.g., SAT, ACT, etc.). All documentation must be in English. Please contact the AAMC with any questions regarding acceptable types of documentation.

Applicants are encouraged to request an accommodation as soon as possible (even before you are invited to interview) to increase the likelihood of interviewing promptly upon receiving an invitation.  

Before you apply for an accommodation:

  • Understand how our review process works.
  • Review pertinent deadlines and interview conditions.
  • Collect documentation of your impairment.

Accommodations Review Process

The AAMC will begin processing requests for accommodations on July 15. We will notify you via email with a decision. If your request is approved, your interview invitation will state that your interview is with accommodations. You must follow the instructions in this invitation to ensure you complete the interview with your approved accommodation. If you received an interview invitation prior to receiving a decision on your accommodations request and you complete the interview under standard conditions, you will not have the opportunity to retake the interview with an accommodation.

If your request is not approved — and you are invited to interview with one of the participating medical schools — you may interview under standard conditions.

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Contact the AAMC VITA™ Program

Apply for an Accommodation

Download the AAMC VITA Request for Accommodations form. 

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.

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.