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Medical Students in the Class of 2021 Moving Across Institutions for Post Graduate Training - FAQs

General FAQs

  • What is the CPA? What are the organizations involved?

  • Why is the Coalition addressing COVID-19pandemic-related issues?

  • What approach did the Coalition WG use to address these issues?

  • What feedback was sought in making these recommendations?

  • How will these recommendations be enforced?

  • What is the student's responsibility to comply with these recommendations?

Away Rotation FAQs

  • How many away rotation opportunities will exist this year?

  • How many away rotations are recommended?

  • Does this guidance limit the number of weeks per away rotation?

  • How will schools verify eligibility?

  • What are alternatives to away rotations?

  • What is available regarding specific specialty guidance related to away rotations?

  • What if a student already has rotations scheduled ― do I have to cancel them?

Virtual Interview FAQs

  • My institution does not have the resources to make fancy videos or conduct virtual interviews. How do I comply with this recommendation?

  • If I start out with in-person interviews, what’s the downside of switching over to virtual interviews if COVID-19 resurges?

  • How will I know if a program is conducting in-person or virtual interviews?

  • There are important aspects of the in-person interview that cannot be captured during a virtual interview. How can programs get the information they need if applicants are unable to travel to the program?

  • What if something goes wrong that could jeopardize my chances with the applicant/program?

ERAS Timeline FAQs

FAQs Specific to the Osteopathic Community

  • What is considered a home institution or system?

  • What are away rotations? What are audition rotations?

  • How many away rotation opportunities will exist this year?

  • How many away rotations are recommended?

  • Does this guidance limit the number of weeks per away rotation?

  • How was the voice of osteopathic medicine incorporated into the recommendations?

  • How will schools verify eligibility?

  • What is the student's responsibility to comply with these recommendations?

  • What are alternatives to away rotations?

  • What is available regarding specific specialty guidance related to away rotations?

  • What if I need an away rotation to graduate? Will I be able to fulfill requirements for graduation?

  • What if a student already has rotations scheduled ― do I have to cancel them?

  • What will happen to third-year requirements from the COCA related to training in GME?

  • What OMS level does this recommendation affect?