The AAMC continues to monitor guidance about the coronavirus from the CDC and WHO and we are modifying our operations as needed to best support the medical school community during this rapidly changing situation. Below please find answers to some of our most common questions. Please contact your advisor and program directly about changes to their specific dates, policies, deadlines, and requirements.
Will my residency training still begin on July 1, 2021?
These decisions will be made by individual programs and sponsoring institutions, in compliance with ACGME guidance. Please contact your program directly for more information.
What do I do if I was accepted by a residency/fellowship program that’s now in an outbreak area? Am I safe?
Can I transfer out of a residency/fellowship program that’s in an outbreak area? What are my options?
Please contact your advisor and residency/fellowship program directly.
I’m located in an outbreak area. How does this impact my chances of securing an interview and/or residency/fellowship spot?
What do I do if my interviews get cancelled due to an outbreak?
Please contact the residency program directly to determine next steps for rescheduling or conducting an interview remotely.
If I get sick while undergoing my residency/fellowship and I must leave, can I return when I’m well?
Your health and the health of others around you are of top priority. Please contact your sponsoring institution’s administrators to understand the institutional protocol and program guidelines for your specific situation and to ensure you’re fully informed of your options.
Have any specialties issued guidance around their application cycle in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Yes, several specialties have issued guidance around their application cycle. The list of specialties are reflected on the Specialty Response to COVID-19 webpage.