New! Reports from the Coalition for Physician Accountability

May 11, 2020

Today, the Coalition for Physician Accountability – a cross-organizational group of national medical education organizations, of which NRMP collaborated as a planning group member – released its Final Report and Recommendations for Medical Education Institutions of LCME-Accredited, U.S. Osteopathic, and Non-U.S. Medical School Applicants (see documents below), covering three major issues that applicants and training programs are facing as they prepare for the 2020-21 residency cycle during the COVID-19 pandemic: Away rotations; In-person interviews for residency; and, the ERAS timeline.

These recommendations are intended to add to, but not supersede, the independent judgment of a medical school, sponsoring institution, or residency program regarding the immediate needs of its patients and preparation of its learners. However, a consistent approach to disruptions caused by the pandemic will reduce unnecessary confusion, stress, and inequity among students, and promote a more successful residency selection process.

While the Coalition recognizes there can be no “one size fits all” solution, it believes these recommendations can promote consistency and fairness for all applicants.