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AFMC Decision Regarding 2022 Resident (R-1) Match

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Looks like the timelines for the 2022s are out:


What strikes me is that they've already decided to make all interviews virtual. This seems very premature to me and I wonder what influenced that decision. We haven't even seen how virtual interviews will go for the 2021s, and by 2022 there might already be an effective vaccine in place...

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On 10/29/2020 at 11:30 PM, Philo-King said:

From what I have heard a lot of people had been talking about making interviews virtual even before covid citing the burdensome cost and environmental impact. I figure they decided to avoid the uncertainty of a potential vaccine and pulled the trigger for virtual interviews for the next cycle.

I have heard similar. I can see that perspective, although I do think it disadvantages certain schools that have trouble attracting people, as they have less opportunity to impress applicants. I also think it is more feasible if applicants have had a chance to do electives at that site, so hopefully they allow OOP electives for the 2022s.

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