FindAResident™ Policies

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Overview of the FindAResident™ (FAR) policies including integrity promotion, refund policy, terms and conditions, data and privacy policy information, and the ERAS® program and FAR service agreement.

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Integrity Promotion Program

The AAMC is dedicated to promoting integrity in graduate medical education, and advocates high standards during the application process. FindAResident (FAR) is committed to supporting a high standard of integrity during the application process; unethical behavior is strongly discouraged.

FAR has initiated a campaign to discourage fraudulent activity and to encourage reporting of fraudulent activity where warranted. Types of irregularities and activities targeted for investigation include, but are not limited to, omission of education history, fraudulent score reporting, and plagiarized personal statements.

As part of the Integrity Promotion Program, the FAR program has developed the following information:


Refund Policy

The FindAResident search tool provides users with access to a rich collection of resources through its network. To protect the integrity of the FAR service, we do not issue refunds for registration fees unless there is a failure on the part of the FAR program to provide agreed upon services or for overpayments that may result from issues with payment processing.

All registrants are encouraged to review the FindAResident Tour, which provides an overview of how the system works, and to review the database of open positions to help you make an informed decision before you register as to whether the FAR search could work for you.


Data and Privacy Policy Information

The FAR search tool provides a service that enables applicants seeking unfilled positions and physician-training programs seeking applicants for their openings to connect and pursue opportunities, as appropriate. In doing so, the FAR search tool must collect program-specific information for applicants to evaluate programs and applicant-specific information for programs to evaluate applicants.

The FAR service does not sell its mailing list or email addresses to commercial vendors but may use the information for marketing purposes or surveys. For more details, please review the FAR Privacy and Data Policy.


The ERAS® Program and FAR Service Agreement

The FindAResident service is a sister program of ERAS® (Electronic Residency Application Service). We share specific applicant data between our programs to help applicants more efficiently complete their resume information.

This data sharing agreement with the ERAS program necessitates information-sharing regarding irregular applicant behavior as outlined by the ERAS Investigations Policy. Applicants who have confirmed violations of the ERAS Integrity Promotion Guidelines will be considered in violation of the FAR program's policies as well and will be indicated as a violator within the FindAResident system.

Programs wishing for more information on the nature of the violation may request a report of that information from the FAR team by contacting us directly at 202-862-6153 or

The FAR service's agreement with the ERAS program extends also to the proper and timely payment of ERAS fees. FAR users with delinquent ERAS accounts will be locked out of the FAR system until their account is paid to ERAS program.

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