Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

of Case Western Reserve University



   
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The Video Interview Tool for Admissions (VITA)


The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) will require applicants that are invited for an interview to participate in the Video Interview Tool for Admissions (VITA), administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), for the 2020-2021 application cycle. The VITA interviews will be used as a supplement to our usual interview day evaluations, and will be used only after an applicant has participated in our virtual interview process. The virtual interview process is new not just for applicants, but also for our medical school, and the VITA is one method of adding additional standardization to our interview process, outside of our virtual interviews and virtual interactive sessions.

If you are invited for an interview at our school, you will receive an interview invitation to complete the VITA from HireVue, the video interviewing platform. The AAMC VITA is an online one-way interview that you will only have to complete once. It can be completed in a location and at a time most convenient for you during the required completion window. Free preparation materials, including an
Applicant Preparation Guide are available through the AAMC. A practice test will be available from the AAMC starting in late-July. You are encouraged to prepare for this in the same way you would prepare for an in-person interview.


Information about the AAMC VITA, including preparation materials and details for requests for accommodations, is available here:
http://www.aamc.org/vita


AAMC FAQs for Applicants

AAMC FAQs for Advisors



CCLCM FAQs:

 

Why is CCLCM using VITA?

The VITA is one method of adding additional standardization to our interview process, outside of our virtual interviews and virtual interactive sessions. If you do not have access to high speed internet for our interview day, let us know as soon as possible.

How will we use your VITA interview?

It will be used as a supplement to your interview day evaluations. It will not replace our primary interviews nor other evaluative tools.

When do I have to complete my VITA interview?

You must complete your VITA interview at least one week before your scheduled interview day. If you have completed it for other schools prior to this required timeline, then no other action is required, as it will then become available to us.

Who will be evaluating your VITA interview?

Your VITA interview will be evaluated by Admissions Committee members.

Will artificial intelligence (AI) be used to evaluate your interview?

No. Your VITA interview will only be evaluated by our Admissions Committee members using our own scoring and evaluation system.

Is there a cost for the VITA?

There is no cost to you, the applicant, nor to our medical school.

Will my interviewers see my VITA interview?

No. We are not making your VITA interview available to your interviewers. It will only be accessible by Admissions Committee members.

If my interviewer happens to be an Admissions Committee member, can they access my VITA interview prior to my interview day?

No. Interviewers will not be able to access your VITA interview prior to your interview day.