How the SVI Is Scored
Rating Your SVI Responses
The AAMC Standardized Video Interview will be scored by raters trained by the AAMC. Six raters evaluate each interview, with a different rater assigned to each question. This minimizes any one rater’s influence on the total interview score. Raters have completed AAMC training on unconscious bias, the competencies being assessed, and the rating scales. As part of training, raters complete activities in which they discuss program directors’ ratings of example videos. This helps to ensure raters make ratings consistent with those of program directors.
Each question is rated using anchored rating scales specifically designed for the AAMC Standardized Video Interview. The rating scale ranges from a low of 1 to a high of 5. Anchors are behavioral examples that define each proficiency level on the rating scale. A general description of each proficiency level on the rating scale is shown below
|Is not likely to be successful in tasks that require this competency||Applies the competency in simple or a limited number of situations||Applies the competency in common situations||Demonstrates proficiency in difficult situations||Demonstrates proficiency in considerably difficult situations|
The total score is the sum of the ratings from each question and ranges from 6 to 30. For more information about interpreting your Standardized Video Interview score, refer to the score distribution and percentile rank table from the 2018 administration.
Receiving Your SVI Score
You will receive a score report by email on Sept. 3, 2019 (expected), provided that you completed your interview during the Interview Window. If your extension request was approved or you are issued a retake and you completed your interview between July 17, 2019, and Sept. 16 at 11:59 p.m. ET, your interview will be scored and reported on Oct. 15, 2019 (expected).
The score report will include your total score, score distribution, percentile rank table and any applicable notes. AAMC staff will not provide scores over the phone.
Score Report Notes
If applicable, your score report – provided to both you and the programs to which you applied – may include one or more of the following notes:
- The applicant was active duty military during the interview window and did not complete the interview. No score is reported. Please disregard the noncompletion.
- No score reported due to a technology or system issue. A retake opportunity was provided, but not completed by the deadline.
- The applicant did not respond to one or more question(s) and received a rating of “1” for the question(s).
- The applicant provided information in a response that could be used to identify a patient, or identify a colleague portrayed in a negative light. No score is reported.
You will not have the option of requesting your Standardized Video Interview be rescored.
Reporting Your SVI Score to Programs
Your Standardized Video Interview total score is expected to be reported on Sept. 15, 2019, provided that you completed your interview during the Interview Window. If your extension request was approved and you completed your interview between July 17 and Sept. 16, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET, your interview will be scored and reported on Oct. 15, 2019.
Your total score for the Standardized Video Interview you completed this season will be provided to all ACGME-accredited emergency medicine programs to which you applied in the ERAS 2020 season and that participate in the Standardized Video Interview as part of the application.
Score Reporting Through Your ERAS® Application
Because you are applying to a residency through the ERAS® platform, you do not need to take any extra steps to insert your score and video into your ERAS® application. Your total score will be provided to all ACGME-accredited emergency medicine programs to which you applied in the ERAS® 2020 season and that participate in the Standardized Video Interview as part of the application.
Future ERAS® Season Score Reporting
If you reenter the residency selection process, your Standardized Video Interview scores will be retained and reported to ACGME-accredited programs that use the Standardized Video Interview as part of their residency selection process for a total of three ERAS® seasons. For example, scores reported in ERAS® 2020 season will also be reported in ERAS® 2021-2022 seasons if you choose to reenter the residency selection process.
The individual programs will determine whether you must complete the Standardized Video Interview for that ERAS® season.
You will not have the option of voiding your Standardized Video Interview score. If you decide not to apply to an ACGME-accredited emergency medicine program, your score and video will not be transmitted with your ERAS® 2020 residency applications.
If the AAMC determines your interview responses reveal information that could be used to identify a patient or are in breach of the Interviewee Agreement, your score will be canceled. The AAMC will report your score as canceled and will not provide the videos to programs; refer to Score Report Notes. If contacted, the AAMC will provide the program a short statement about why your score was canceled.
Authorization to Release Score to Your U.S.-Based Medical School
After completing the Interviewee Agreement, you will be given the option to give your consent for the AAMC to release your Standardized Video Interview score to your ERAS® School Contact. If you consent, the AAMC will send your score directly to the ERAS® School Contact. If you do not consent, the AAMC will not release a copy of your score directly to your ERAS® School Contact. You may later decide to share your copy of your score report, but that will be at your sole discretion.