What is the AAMC VITA™?
Recently, the AAMC announced the creation of a new virtual interview tool, aptly named the AAMC Video Interview Tool for Admissions (AAMC VITA). While it is not part of AMCAS itself, medical schools may elect to use it however they see fit throughout the application process.
Will the AAMC VITA replace the live interview process?
According to the AAMC, AAMC VITA was designed “to supplement alternatives to in-person interviews this year.” Participating medical schools will have the option to use it how and at what stage they see fit, but the AAMC intention that it will offer schools more time to share information about their institution and the surrounding area.
How do I register for the AAMC VITA?
If selected to interview by a participating medical school, students will receive an invitation from HireVue to register and complete the AAMC VITA interview. It is worth noting that once a student has completed the interview once, their recording will be made available to all additional participating schools that request it from you.
How much does AAMC VITA cost?
There are no fees for the AAMC VITA interview for the 2021 application season.
How is the AAMC VITA interview scored?
Video recordings of your responses are provided to medical school admissions staff, where they may be evaluated and assessed according to their own criteria. The AAMC does not score or evaluate responses.
How should I prepare for the AAMC VITA interview?
Students should read The AAMC Video Interview Tool for Admissions: Applicant preparation Guide to learn more about the interview process and may complete a practice interview to familiarize themselves with the interview format.
Can I retake the AAMC VITA interview?
No. Once a student has completed the interview, their recording may be made available to additional medical schools that request it.
Which medical schools are participating in the AAMC VITA program?
Below is a list of participating medical schools (updated as of August 6, 2020):
- Baylor College of Medicine
- California Northstate University College of Medicine
- Carle Illinois College of Medicine
- Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
- Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
- Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
- Duke University School of Medicine (7/28/20)
- East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
- Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
- Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
- Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (7/28/20)
- Morehouse School of Medicine
- New York University Long Island School of Medicine
- Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
- Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Medicine
- Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
- Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- Saint Louis University School of Medicine
- San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
- Stanford University School of Medicine
- State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
- UCLA/Drew Medical Education Program
- University of Alabama School of Medicine
- University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
- University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
- University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
- University of Central Florida College of Medicine
- University of Florida College of Medicine
- University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine
- University of Illinois College of Medicine
- University of Louisville School of Medicine
- University of Maryland School of Medicine
- University of Massachusetts Medical School
- University of Michigan Medical School
- University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Campus (7/22/20)
- University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
- University of New Mexico School of Medicine
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
- University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
- University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio (MD-PhD program only)
- University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (MD-PhD program only)
- University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
- Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (7/22/20)
- Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
- Wayne State University School of Medicine
- Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
- Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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