We are asking you to take part in a research study being done by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. Being in this study is optional.
If you choose to be in the study, you will complete a survey. This survey will help us learn more about the environmental impact of medical school, residency, and fellowship interviews. The survey will take about 5 minutes to complete. If you do not want to be in the study, you can still use our website to calculate your real or mitigated emissions, but we ask that you do not "submit" the associated survey questions after using the interactive map so that your responses will not be recorded.
You can skip questions that you do not want to answer or stop the survey at any time. The survey is anonymous, and no one will be able to link your answers back to you. Please do not include your name or other information that could be used to identify
you in the survey responses.
Questions? Please contact the Interview Without Harm team at email@example.com. If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant, you
can call the UCSF Institutional Review Board at 415-476-1814. If you want to participate in this study, click the Agree button to start the survey.
Thank you for completing the survey. To read and sign our petition advocating for the continuation of virtual interviews, please visit the "Sign our Petition" tab. Note that if you choose to sign the petition, you will have the option to include your
mitigated emissions after your name. If you would like to include that value, please copy the calculated emissions () before leaving this page.
Calculating your mitigated emissions...
Total Emission Calculations
Source: Estimates based on economy class seats
Because interviews were virtual, I avoided
miles of flights
metric tons of CO₂
which is equivalent to
of the average American's annual carbon footprint.
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In order to offset these theoretical emissions, you would need to make the following lifestyle changes for 1 year (click the checkboxes)
- 0.90 tCO₂e
- 0.21 tCO₂e
- 0.37 tCO₂e
- 0.36 tCO₂e
- 3.08 tCO₂e
- 1.4 tCO₂e
- 0.21 tCO₂e
1. UK Government Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. Greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2021. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/greenhouse-gas-reporting-conversion-factors-2021
2. Statista. Carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption in the United States from 1975 to 2020. https://www.statista.com/statistics/183943/us-carbon-dioxide-emissions-from-1999/
3. Wynes, Seth, and Kimberly A Nicholas. “The Climate Mitigation Gap: Education and Government Recommendations Miss the Most Effective Individual Actions.” Environmental Research Letters, vol. 12, no. 7, 2017, p. 074024., doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541.