Who is Eligible for an Extension?
The AAMC has identified the following circumstances in which an extension request will be considered. If you believe that one of these circumstances may pertain to you, please request an extension as soon as you are aware, but no later than August 30, 2018:
- Your first emergency medicine clerkship starts on or after July 16, 2018;
- You are active duty military during the Interview Window;
- You experience an unanticipated or unforeseeable circumstance, such as a natural disaster;
- You experience an unexpected emergency, such as hospitalization; or
- Other unexpected life event, such as a death or serious illness in the family.
Please note, if your accommodations request or report of a technical system issue is under consideration at the end of the Interview Window, you do not need to complete an extension request form, as your pending request is sufficient
Depending on the reason for your requested extension, the AAMC may require supporting documentation to substantiate your request. The AAMC will provide an email response and decision to all submitted extension requests.
Extension Review Process
If your request for an extension is granted, you must complete your interview by September 15, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Interviews will be scored and reported on a rolling basis. The AAMC will strive—but cannot guarantee—to release your score at the same time scores are released for applicants who tested within the Interview Window. The AAMC will release scores for all interviews on October 15, 2018, in consideration of how and when program directors make decisions to extend interview offers to residency program applicants.
If your request for an extension is denied and you did not complete the Standardized Video Interview during the Interview Window, it will be considered a noncompletion. If you are granted an extension and do not complete the interview by the September 15, 2018, deadline, it will be considered a noncompletion.
Active duty military service members, please note: if you are unable to apply for an extension by August 30, 2018, and/or complete the interview by September 15, 2018, we will instruct emergency medicine program directors to disregard the noncompletion when reviewing your residency application.