SVI Accommodations

The AAMC is committed to diversity and inclusion in academic medicine. That includes ensuring the Standardized Video Interview 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 you believe requires an adjustment to standard testing conditions, we encourage you to apply to take the SVI in accommodated conditions.

Applying for an Accommodation

The accommodation review process opens on May 1, 2018.

We encourage you to request an accommodation as soon as possible (recommended 30 days before interview) to increase the likelihood of interviewing before the deadline of July 15, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Before you apply for an accommodation:

  • Understand how our review process works
  • Review pertinent deadlines
  • Collect documentation of your impairment

Accommodations Review Process

We will notify you via email when we have made a decision on your request. If your request is approved, be sure to follow the instructions provided with your approval email to avoid delays in confirming your accommodations. If your request for accommodations is not approved, your initial registration for the interview remains valid, and you may interview under standard conditions.

Request an Accommodation

Additional instructions for requesting an accommodation will be added to the next edition of The AAMC Standardized Video Interview: Essentials in March 2018.
Your accommodation request must be accompanied by documentation sufficient to demonstrate 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 medical school or the United States Medical Licensing Examination. All documentation must be in English. 

SVI Essentials for the ERAS 2019 Season

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

Contact the SVI Program

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