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APDS Recruitment Task Force
2023-2024 Recommendations

APDS Recruitment Task Force Recommendations for the 2023-2024 recruitment cycle. I want to thank the members of the task force for their thoughtful considerations and help in developing and updating these guidelines.


Briefly, the recommendations include:

  • Candidates utilizing their signals to indicate their Top 5 programs.

  • Strong recommendation for holistic review of applications

  • De-emphasis of numerical scores for USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1

  • A common interview invitation window from Thursday October 26 to Tuesday October 31

  • Limiting number of interview invitations to the actual number of interview slots a program has available

  • Virtual Interviews are recommended with voluntary in-person visits


The attached document has additional detail and justification for these recommendations.

Thank you for everything that you all do and good luck during this recruitment cycle.


Jennifer Serfin, MD – Task Force Chair

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