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Guidance for 2020-2021 Residency Application Season
AAIM Offers Guidance for 2020-2021 Residency Application Season
AAIM represents the entire continuum of medical education, from medical student to practicing physician; as key stakeholders in learner transition, the Alliance has provided guidance for the 2020-2021 residency application cycle and interview season. The recommendations also include template documents for personalization and use.
AAIM strongly recommends that no in-person away and extramural rotations be allowed or encouraged unless there are unique residency program level considerations or student curricular requirements or experiences that cannot be met at a learner’s host institution.
AAIM strongly recommends residency programs eliminate in-person interviews and adopt virtual platforms to conduct all interviews and site visits, including those for learners at their own institution.
AAIM proposes adopting a
standardized template for a DOM Summary Letter of Evaluation
AAIM recommends that categorical internal medicine applicants provide two required letters: a clinical LOR from an internal medicine faculty member and a
DOM Summary Letter of Evaluation
(template provided as MS Word); one optional LOR could be provided from clinical faculty or a scholarly project mentor.
AAIM recommends that preliminary internal medicine applicants provide two required letters: a clinical LOR from an internal medicine faculty member and a clinical LOR from any specialty.
AAIM recommends that programs waive any requirements for Step 2 CK or an subinternship to be completed by the time of initial application review.
AAIM recommends that programs waive any requirements to complete Step CS.
AAIM encourages ERAS and other stakeholders to create optional geographic or "special circumstances" preference fields visible to all programs.
AAIM strongly recommends that ERAS consider a tiered application system, in which applicants could designate a subset of their applications and high priority.
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