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 plagiarize personal statements.
As part of the Integrity Promotion Program, FAR has developed the following information:
- Integrity Promotion Education: Educates applicants, schools, and programs about FindAResident's application standards and the irregularities that can lead to an investigation.
- Steps in the FAR Investigations Process
- FindAResident Investigations Policy: Information on formal procedures for investigations and reporting.
FindAResident 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 FAR 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 FAR could work for you.
FAR 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, FAR must collect program-specific information for applicants to evaluate programs and applicant-specific information for programs to evaluate applicants.
FAR does not sell its mailing list or e-mail 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.
FindAResident 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 ERAS 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 FAR'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 FAR by contacting us directly at 202-862-6153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAR's agreement with ERAS extends also to the proper and timely payment of ERAS fees. FAR users with delinquent ERAS accounts will be locked out of FAR until their account is paid to ERAS program.