Joint Letter to the AAMC on the Standardized Video Interview (SVI)

To the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC),

As representatives of the Emergency Medicine community, we write today to communicate that our organizations do not support further study or use of the Standardized Video Interview (SVI).

We understand that the number of applications per applicant to Emergency Medicine programs has doubled over the past decade,1 and that this has increased pressure on residency programs to screen which students to invite for in-person interviews. We applaud the AAMC for proactively identifying a potential gap in the residency application process with the 2016 Program Director Survey,2 for being willing to innovate the residency application process, and for collaborating with representative bodies within the Emergency Medicine community.

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