Beyond Test Scores and Medical Knowledge: The Standardized Video Interview, an Innovative and Ethical Approach for Holistic Assessment of Applicants

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Department of Emergency Medicine

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Letter to the Editor


Emergency Medicine | Health Information Technology | Medical Education


The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Standardized Video Interview (SVI) is an asynchronous video interview in which interviewees provide audio/video responses to text-based questions. The SVI contains six questions targeting two Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills and (Knowledge of) Professionalism. The SVI evolved from calls in the residency community to consider factors beyond United States Medical Licensing Exam scores and to develop new tools for selecting residents.1

The leading academic societies in emergency medicine (EM) partnered with the AAMC to develop and evaluate the SVI in a longitudinal, multiphased approach.

DOI of Published Version



Acad Med. 2018 Feb;93(2):151. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002040. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

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