AOGME Resources on Virtual Interviewing, Recruiting and Holistic Review of Residency Applicants

Published October 06, 2020

2020 AOGME Chair

Dr. Thomas Mohr -100pxOctober 6, 2020

As we approach the ERAS opening date for when programs begin reviewing applications on October 21, AOGME is providing an additional opportunity for programs to interact with potential candidates through the second AACOM/AOGME residency fair on October 9, 1:00 PM-9:00 PM ET. With over 1,000 registered students to date, the fair will give programs an forum to clarify their selection criteria, share information and showcase their program to fourth and third year medical students. The first AACOM/AOGME residency fair was held in August and featured a day-long advising session for students, over 70 institutions and 3,300 medical students. Exclusive discounts are available for AOGME members.

Access Resources on Virtual Interviewing, Virtual Recruiting and Holistic Review of Residency Applicants

This month, take advantage of 7 on-demand and live webinars from the AOGME on virtual recruitment, interviewing and holistic review for residency in the COVID-19 pandemic era. See the list of latest resources available to AOGME members for free:

  • Holistic and Novel Approaches to Residency Recruitment

    On Friday, October 30 at 4:00 PM ET, join us for a webinar showcasing an approach to comprehensive review of residency applicants. As part of the accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Medical Education (UME/GME) continuum known as the Transformative Care Continuum, Dr. Leanne Chrisman-Khawam, Dr. Doug Harley and Dr. Sandra Snyder will share a novel recruitment process they have adopted. With the announcement of USMLE Step 1 going to pass/fall and the new post-COVID 19 virtual recruitment environment, the residency programs have tried to apply the Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) strategies to the GME recruitment processes. Register for the webinar today!

  • Approaches to the 2021 Residency Match Cycle: Program Perspective  (access requires login)
    Tune in to this discussion forum hosted by the AOGME and the AACOM Council on Residency Placement (CORP) on September 17, which explores the impact of changes to the 2021 ERAS and match cycle on how program directors evaluate candidates. The discussion facilitates conversations between program directors and medical school residency advisors. Program directors in family medicine, internal medicine and psychiatry programs cover topics such as preparing MSPEs with a COVID impact statement, specialty-specific COVID-19 responses, sub-internships, away rotations, virtual interviewing, and more.

  • Virtual Recruiting: AIAMC and AOGME

    Hosted by the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers and AOGME, view the webinar held on September 17 to get tips to optimize your virtual interviewing strategies, with a focus on outcomes. The webinar highlights common mistakes to avoid, as well as how to stage your home office, tips for creating a dynamic screen presence, and how to engage your audience.

  • Virtual Student Interview Best Practices
    On September 10, the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (ACOFP) and AOGME presented a webinar for students on virtual student interview best practices. From navigating technology to avoiding common interview pitfalls, this interactive session will provide students with recommendations, best practices and exemplars as they prepare for virtual interviews.

  • The 3C's of Human Potential: Learn About a Proven Talent Assessment Tool

    Join Mr. Keith Jenkins on a journey exploring the 3C’s of Human Potential, a proven talent assessment tool that positions an employer with a high probability of selecting the most suitable candidate for a role. As residency programs wrestle with an unprecedented application and selection cycle, learning of ways to assess talent and fit for a program are essential. The methods utilized in this talent assessment combines rudiments from Behavioral Based Interviewing with communal interviewing. The results of the process integrates factual, quantifiable results with human intuition.

  • Online Matchmaking: Learn About the Virtual View Program  (access requires login)
    View this webinar, held on June 30, to hear about an innovative approach to providing a virtual online experience for prospective residents by the Eglin Air Force Base Family Medicine Residency. The "Virtual View" program's goal is to facilitate better informed decisions by 4th year medical students regarding audition rotations and rank lists. As programs move to a virtual interviewing process due to the COVID-19 pandemic and limitations to travel, this timely webinar provided an opportunity to learn from a program that has already established an innovative online experience for prospective residents to gain insights about their program and get a sense of their fit.

  • Virtual Interviews for Residency Application
    View the webinar held on May 27, to hear perspectives from Dr. Mohr and Ms. Sellner on conducting video interviews for the residency application and selection process. The presenters shared how they employed video conference technology and automated scheduling software for medical students applying to their residency programs, as well as the pros and cons of virtual interviewing approach.

As you navigate the selection process this year, let us know some of the challenges you are experiencing and any ideas on how we can be of assistance at

This month, we are also excited to welcome new members who recently joined AOGME! We encourage all of you to spread the word about AOGME and engage more of your colleagues in this community.

Please feel free to reach out to us at any time with direct inquires by emailing  or calling us at 301-657-7881.

Thank you,

Thomas Mohr, MS, DO, FACOI, FAOGME