AAMC Standardized Video Interview

Emergency Medicine Pilot for the 2018 ERAS Application Season

In an effort to improve the transition to residency process, the AAMC has launched a pilot program with the ACGME-accredited emergency medicine community to further assess the use of the Standardized Video Interview in the residency application and selection process.

The Standardized Video interview is an innovative tool that enables applicants to share objective, performance-based information about themselves, beyond academic metrics, to add breadth and depth to their application, as well as to provide residency program directors with additional information to assess applicants.

Following a one-year, IRB-approved research study to confirm the validity and reliability of the Standardized Video Interview, the AAMC is now using this tool in an operational pilot program with the emergency medicine community for the 2018 ERAS application season. All applicants to ACGME-accredited emergency medicine residency programs are required to complete the Standardized Video Interview as a mandatory component of their ERAS application.

The emergency medicine residency community has endorsed the use of this assessment tool for all applicants and program directors in ACGME-accredited emergency medicine programs.

The Standardized Video Interview is comprised of six questions around two ACGME competencies: knowledge of professional behaviors, and interpersonal and communication skills.  The interviews are scored by trained third party raters, and those scores (along with the applicant videos) are then provided to residency program directors as an assessment of applicants’ behavioral competencies. The Standardized Video Interview scores are standard, objective, and triangulate with the Standardized Letter of Evaluation and other data available within the ERAS application.

EM Timeline   Activity

May 1, 2017

Standardized Video Interview resources for applicants and advisors become available

Request for special accommodations process opens

Early June 2017

MyERAS opens; applicants indicate intent to apply in emergency medicine

Early June - July 31, 2017       

Rolling emails sent to applicants inviting them to complete video interview online

July 31, 2017

Deadline to complete video interview

August 2017

Residency program staff receive training on: use of the interview tool; use of the scores; unconscious bias

September 15, 2017

Interview videos and scores made available to programs




Contact residencyinterview@aamc.org.

AAMC Standardized Video Interview with Accommodations

The AAMC is committed to providing all individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency on the Standardized Video Interview. That includes ensuring access to persons with disabilities in accordance with relevant law. Information and instructions for submitting that accommodation request will be available on May 1.

Essential Information about the AAMC Standardized Video Interview for the 2018 ERAS Application Season

Coming May 1: Registration instructions and terms and conditions.

Tips for Preparing for the Standardized Video Interview

Coming May 1: Resource guide to help applicants prepare for and complete the video interview.

AAMC Standardized Video Interview Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most common questions about the Standardized Video Interview.