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Residency application process: current challenges and potential solutions
The residency application process is becoming more challenging to medical students and program directors. Students are applying to many more programs than is necessary, in part due to fear of not matching. And program directors, faced with burgeoning numbers of applications, are increasingly using standardized test scores and other discrete metrics to screen applications for interview. These behaviors raise anxiety and and contribute to a vicious cycle of increasing applications. Furthermore, the impact of COVID-19 on the upcoming application season is uncertain and is increasing stress. Student Affairs Deans experience first-hand the impacts of these factors when counseling students and helping them to secure residency positions. While everyone recognizes the challenging nature of the process, solutions have been slow to emerge. This webinar reviews the current challenges in applying to residency and discusses two innovations intended to improve the process.

Attend this American Medical Association webinar and be able to:
1. Recognize the challenges associated with the residency application process
2. Evaluate the standardized video interview as a tool in the residency selection process
3. Describe a proposed innovative approach to potentially decreasing the number of residency applications through an early result acceptance program


Fiona Gallahue, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor and Residency Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine | UW Medicine

Maya M. Hammoud, MD, MBA
Associate Chair for Education
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Learning Health Sciences
University of Michigan Medical School

Kathleen Kashima, PhD
Senior Associate Dean of Students
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Medical Education
University of Illinois College of Medicine


John S. Andrews, MD
Vice-President, GME Innovations
American Medical Association

Sep 28, 2020 03:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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