NRMP supports AAMC interview guidance for 2022-23 residency selection cycle

In response to feedback from members of the transition to residency community, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has developed guidance for residency interviews for the 2022-23 residency selection cycle. NRMP and other organizations in the transition to residency community support the new guidance, which includes five recommendations:

  1. Programs should conduct virtual interviews for all applicants (including local applicants) for the 2022-23 cycle.
  2. Hybrid interviewing within the same program is strongly discouraged for the 2022-23 cycle.
  3. Programs should share their interviewing plans with applicants clearly and early, preferably when application requirements are released.
  4. Programs should prepare for the interview cycle by reviewing resources on anti-bias practices, best practices in creating and implementing virtual interviews, and creating tools for recruiting in a virtual context.
  5. Organizations should commit to collaborative research to explore key aspects and outcomes of in-person and virtual interviews.

The recommendations were developed by the AAMC to help specialty and training programs consider their interviewing options and to support evidence-based decisions; to reduce unnecessary confusion, stress, and inequity among learners; and to promote a more successful residency selection process for all. The guidance is supported by NRMP and serves as a recommendation for the interview season but is not Match policy.

Read more about the guidance.