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Standardized Video Interview (SVI) Required for U.S. Emergency Medicine Residency Applicants

Dear Medical School Official,

In ERAS 2018, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) launched a pilot program of their Standardized Video Interview (SVI). The AAMC will continue this program for ERAS 2020.

Completion of the SVI is a mandatory requirement for ERAS applicants to emergency medicine programs. Emergency medicine program directors will use the video interview as an added component when evaluating applications.

The SVI will present six questions centered around the ACGME core competencies of Knowledge of Professional Behaviors and Interpersonal and Communication Skills. The AAMC describes the SVI as “an innovative tool designed to assess knowledge of professional behaviors (professionalism) and interpersonal and communication skills, two ACGME competencies that have been identified as requirements for success as a resident and in future practice.”

The deadline to complete the SVI is July 16, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET, so please encourage your students who are planning to apply to emergency medicine programs to start preparing for the interview now, and to purchase their token and register with MyERAS early to allow time to complete the SVI process. Tokens for ERAS 2020 will be available for purchase through OASIS and the MyECFMG mobile app beginning June 25, 2019.

All emergency medicine applicants should review all information available on the following page: https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-residency/applying-residencies-eras/aamc-standardized-video-interview/

If you or your students have questions regarding the SVI, please contact the AAMC at https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-residency/article/svi-contact/ or by telephone at 202-540-5460.