How the SVI Is Scored

The AAMC Standardized Video Interview is scored by raters trained by the AAMC. The applicant’s score, along with access to the video responses, will be provided to all emergency medicine residency programs to which the applicant has applied.

Rating your SVI Responses

  • Six trained raters score 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 the AAMC unconscious bias training, as well as training on the competencies being assessed and the rating scales.
  • Each question is rated by a trained rater 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. See the chart for a general description of each proficiency level on the rating scale.
1 = Rudimentary 2 = Basic 3 = Intermediate 4 = Advanced 5 = Exemplary
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 2017 administration
  • An applicant's score will be provided to all ACGME-accredited emergency medicine programs to which the applicant applied in the ERAS 2019 season and that participate in the Standardized Video Interview as part of the application.

Reporting your SVI Score to Programs

Your Standardized Video Interview total score is expected to be reported on September 15, 2018, provided that you completed your interview during the Interview Window. If your extension request was approved and you completed your interview after July 15, 2018, your interview will be scored and reported on October 15, 2018.

Receiving your SVI Score

A score report will be emailed to you on September 1, 2018 (expected), provided that you completed your interview during the Interview Window. If your extension request was approved and you completed your interview after July 15, 2018, your interview will be scored and reported on October 15, 2018.

The score report will include your total score, the score distribution, and the percentile rank table. AAMC staff will not provide scores over the phone.

Rescoring

You will not have the option of requesting your Standardized Video Interview be rescored.

Score Reporting Through Your ERAS Application

Since you are applying to a residency through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) platform, there is no extra step you need to take to insert your score and video into your ERAS application. Your score will be provided to all ACGME-accredited emergency medicine programs to which you applied for in the ERAS 2019 season and that participate in the Standardized Video Interview as part of the application.

Future ERAS Season Score Reporting

For applicants who reenter the residency selection process, their Standardized Video Interview scores will be retained and may be reported to ACGME-accredited programs that choose to use the Standardized Video Interview as part of their residency selection process for a total of three (3) ERAS seasons. Scores reported in ERAS 2019 will also be reported in ERAS 2020-2021 for those applicants who choose to reenter the residency selection process.

Please note that the individual programs will determine whether an applicant must complete the Standardized Video Interview for that ERAS season.

No Voids

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 2019 residency applications.

Consent to Release Scores to 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.

SVI Essentials for the ERAS 2019 Season

The official policy and procedure guide for the Standardized Video Interview.

SVI Score Report Percentile Ranks 2017-2018

Summary of AAMC® Standardized Video Interview™ total scores.

SVI Research and Data

Find information about how the Standardized Video Interview is evaluated, how scores are validated, and more. 

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