ERAS News and Announcements
Interview Season Recommendation
Because interview time is such a busy period for applicants, schools, and programs alike, the ERAS Advisory Committee is working to help raise awareness and offer suggestions for addressing some behaviors that have an impact on the interview process . Additionally, the AAMC offers a best practice interview guide that provides ideas for conducting effective interviews. The AAMC is committed to improving the transition to residency by providing better information and additional tools to support applicants, advisors, and program directors.
ACGME - Osteopathic Recognition
The ACGME accredits residency and fellowship programs, in addition to granting recognition for additional program formats and components. Osteopathic Recognition for residency programs is supplemental to ACGME-accreditation. Recognition provides an additional acknowledgment that is conferred to programs that provide training in Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP).
Some programs that have Osteopathic Recognition offer trainings that are not specifically related to OPP. The MyERAS application distinguishes programs with Osteopathic Recognition using filters and visual indicators, in addition to information related to training types.
More information related to Osteopathic Recognition can be found on the ACGME website.
Video Interview Piloted for ERAS 2019 Emergency Medicine Applicants
The AAMC is pleased to announce the continuation — for a second year — of an operational pilot program with the emergency medicine community to assess the use of the AAMC Standardized Video Interview during the 2018-2019 residency recruitment season. The emergency medicine residency program community* has again endorsed the use of the Standardized Video Interview for all applicants and program directors in emergency medicine for the ERAS 2019 season at no additional cost.
Applicants applying to ACGME-accredited emergency medicine programs may access the video interview tool in MyERAS. Resources are available to assist applicants in understanding and preparing for the Standardized Video Interview, developed as part of the AAMC’s efforts to improve the transition to residency process.
- The AAMC Standardized Video Interview: Essentials for the ERAS 2019 Season
- The AAMC Standardized Video Interview: Applicant Preparation Guide
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*Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM); Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM); American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association (AAEM/RSA); Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM); and Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD)