Applicant Reactions to the AAMC Standardized Video Interview During the 2018 Application Cycle

Nicole M. Deiorio, Zachary J. Jarou, Ashely Alker, Steven B. Bird, Jeffrey Druck, Fiona E. Gallahue, Katherine M. Hiller, Erin Karl, Ava E. Pierce, Laura Fletcher, Dana Dunleavy

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PURPOSE: This study examined applicant reactions to the Association of American Medical Colleges Standardized Video Interview (SVI) during its first year of operational use in emergency medicine (EM) residency program selection to identify strategies to improve applicants' SVI experience and attitudes. METHOD: Individuals who self-classified as EM applicants applying in the Electronic Residency Application Service 2018 cycle and who completed the SVI in summer 2017 were invited to participate in 2 surveys. Survey 1, which focused on procedural issues, was administered immediately after SVI completion. Survey 2, which focused on applicants' SVI experience, was administered in fall 2017, after SVI scores were released. RESULTS: The response rates for surveys 1 and 2 were 82.3% (2,906/3,532) and 58.7% (2,074/3,532), respectively. Applicant reactions varied by aspect of the SVI studied and their SVI total scores. Most applicants were satisfied with most procedural aspects of the SVI, but most applicants were not satisfied with the SVI overall or with their total SVI scores. About 20% to 30% of applicants had neutral opinions about most aspects of the SVI. Negative reactions to the SVI were stronger for applicants who scored lower on the SVI. CONCLUSIONS: Applicants had generally negative reactions to the SVI. Most were skeptical of its ability to assess the target competencies and its potential to add value to the selection process. Applicant acceptance and appreciation of the SVI will be critical to the SVI's acceptance by the graduate medical education community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1498-1505
Number of pages8
JournalAcademic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Volume94
Issue number10
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StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

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Applicant Reactions to the AAMC Standardized Video Interview During the 2018 Application Cycle. / Deiorio, Nicole M.; Jarou, Zachary J.; Alker, Ashely; Bird, Steven B.; Druck, Jeffrey; Gallahue, Fiona E.; Hiller, Katherine M.; Karl, Erin; Pierce, Ava E.; Fletcher, Laura; Dunleavy, Dana.

In: Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Vol. 94, No. 10, 01.10.2019, p. 1498-1505.

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Deiorio, NM, Jarou, ZJ, Alker, A, Bird, SB, Druck, J, Gallahue, FE, Hiller, KM, Karl, E, Pierce, AE, Fletcher, L & Dunleavy, D 2019, 'Applicant Reactions to the AAMC Standardized Video Interview During the 2018 Application Cycle', Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, vol. 94, no. 10, pp. 1498-1505. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000002842
Deiorio, Nicole M. ; Jarou, Zachary J. ; Alker, Ashely ; Bird, Steven B. ; Druck, Jeffrey ; Gallahue, Fiona E. ; Hiller, Katherine M. ; Karl, Erin ; Pierce, Ava E. ; Fletcher, Laura ; Dunleavy, Dana. / Applicant Reactions to the AAMC Standardized Video Interview During the 2018 Application Cycle. In: Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2019 ; Vol. 94, No. 10. pp. 1498-1505.
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