SVI Security and Terms and Conditions

The AAMC is committed to ensuring the accuracy and validity of interview scores. To ensure the accuracy and validity of interview scores and to provide fair and secure interviewing conditions for all applicants, it is critical that applicants adhere to a set of common procedures.

Use of Personal Information

The AAMC will use your personal information—including collecting, storing, and processing it—in accordance with the AAMC Website Terms and Conditions, the AAMC Privacy Statement, including its subpolicy AAMC Policies Regarding the Collection, Use, and Dissemination of Resident, Intern, Fellow, and Residency, Internship, and Fellowship Application Data. You consent to the transfer of your personal data to the AAMC in the United States, to those residency programs (wherever located) that you select through the ERAS® application, to your U.S.—based medical school (if you consent), and to other third parties as stated in these policies.

Discussion of the Standardized Video Interview

The AAMC developed guidelines to help you understand the terms under which you interview, the prohibition on disclosure of interview content, and how to appropriately share your interview experience. Failure to abide by the AAMC guidelines may result in a violation and investigation.

  • What IS permitted:
    • Commenting on your general Standardized Video Interview experience, such as the online interface or how you felt about taking an online interview.
  • What is NOT permitted:
    • Describing any question you were presented during your Standardized Video Interview or your response to such question in greater or more specific detail than described by the AAMC, which includes discussing or disclosing a topic list or describing the frequency or order in which such topics appear.
    • Outlining the steps or process to answer a particular question.
    • Assisting anyone else in doing any of the above.

SVI Security Tip Line

The AAMC considers the integrity and security of the SVI process to be very important. If you observe any irregular behavior or interview security violations (e.g., cheating, disclosing confidential SVI content, etc.), please report all potential violations to If you report such activity, the AAMC will not disclose your identity except on a need-to-know basis, including responses to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes.

SVI Essentials for the ERAS® 2020 Season

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

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