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ERAS Support Services for Applicants

Application Process


Register for ERAS

Complete the MyERAS Application

  • Once you have registered at MyERAS, you can begin to work on your MyERAS application and Personal Statement. You can also create your personal list of Letter of Recommendation (LoR) authors and confirm the authors for upload.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: You will be required to certify your MyERAS application on-line at MyERAS. Do not certify your application until you are absolutely sure the information that you have provided is accurate and complete. Once you certify your application, it cannot be changed. ERAS Support Services at ECFMG does not have access to your MyERAS application.

Submit Supporting Documents

  • Begin submitting your supporting documents to ERAS Support Services at ECFMG. See Submission At-a-Glance for details on submitting ERAS documents.
  • Print Letter Request Forms from your list of confirmed LoR Authors in MyERAS to provide to your letter writer(s). The Request Form includes all information your letter writer(s) will need to submit an LoR through the AAMC’s Letter of Recommendation Portal.
  • If you participated in ERAS 2016, you are eligible to reuse documents that were available in your previous application. For information, please review the Reusing Documents page.
  • If your medical school participates in the EMSWP ERAS program, the school must submit your medical school transcript and Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) via EMSWP ERAS. To find out if your school participates in EMSWP ERAS, download the MyECFMG mobile app or contact the Dean’s office of your medical school.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Supporting documents may take one to two weeks to process once submitted. You should make every effort to ensure your supporting documents are received by ECFMG in time for evaluation by programs and to meet program deadlines.
  • Track the documents received by ERAS Support Services at ECFMG via the Verify Receipt of Documents link in ECFMG’s OASIS.

Apply to Programs

  • On September 6, at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time in the United States, you may begin applying to programs. Programs will not have access to review applications until September 15 at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time in the United States. All applications submitted September 6 through September 15 will appear to programs as submitted on September 15. ERAS Support Services at ECFMG highly recommends that you submit all of your supporting documents no later than September 1 to guarantee their availability on September 15 when programs begin accessing applications.

Register for the NRMP Match

  • Beginning on September 15, register with NRMP in order to participate in this season’s Match.

Monitor Your Applications

  • A few days after applying, monitor the status of your ERAS application via the Applied-to Programs section in AAMC’s MyERAS website. It is your responsibility to monitor the status of your ERAS application.
  • MyERAS will display the date and time each document was made available to each applied-to program. MyERAS will not display whether a program has viewed the application and supporting documents.

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Important Dates:

March 13: Applicant matched and unmatched information and filled and unfilled results posted to the NRMP website at 11:00 a.m. The List of Unfilled Programs also is released at 11:00 a.m. only to participants eligible for the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP).

March 14: Programs with unfilled positions may start entering their SOAP preference lists at 11:30 a.m.

March 15: SOAP offer rounds begin at 12:00 p.m.

March 16: SOAP concludes at 11:00 a.m.

March 17: Match Day, match results for applicants are posted to the NRMP website at 1:00 p.m.

All times shown are Eastern Time in the United States.

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Supporting documents may take one to two weeks to process once submitted.

Monitor the AAMC’s MyERAS website to track the status of your ERAS application and documents.

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