The process for interviewing residency applicants changed dramatically in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with applicants and programs developing new approaches for the application and recruitment process and conducting interviews almost exclusively via a virtual/online format. These past recruitment cycles highlighted the strengths and challenges of conducting interviews virtually – in particular, balancing most applicants’ access to interviews.
The Alliance acknowledges that there are no perfect solutions, and no process will address all stakeholder preferences. AAIM developed these consensus recommendations to best represent the professional values of the internal medicine community. This document provides guidance based on currently available information as of July 2023.