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Irregular Behavior

Irregular behavior includes all actions or attempted actions on the part of applicants, examinees, potential applicants, others when solicited by an applicant and/or examinee, or any other person that would or could subvert the examination, certification or other processes, programs, or services of ECFMG, including, but not limited to, ERAS Support Services at ECFMG.

Submission of an altered or fabricated letter of recommendation to ECFMG is an example of irregular behavior. A determination by ECFMG that an individual engaged in irregular behavior may be sufficient cause to bar an individual from ECFMG Certification, revoke an ECFMG Certificate, or take other appropriate action. ERAS participants should read and become familiar with the Policies and Procedures Regarding Irregular Behavior.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has taken a strong position in connection with applicants engaging in irregular behavior. Samples of published Personal Statements are available on the Internet. Although these samples may be used to assist you in writing your own Personal Statement, you may not copy any portion of the published language and represent it as your own. Copying language from any source, including the Internet, and representing it as your own in your Personal Statement is considered plagiarism. Any reported allegations of plagiarism will prompt an investigation by AAMC and may result in your becoming ineligible to participate in the NRMP Match. ERAS participants should read and become familiar with the AAMC ERAS Integrity Promotion Education Program.

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Important Dates:

September 6: At 9:00 a.m. on September 6, you can start using the MyERAS website to transmit your MyERAS application, supporting documents, and Personal Statement(s) to residency programs. Programs will not have access to applications until September 15 at 9 a.m. All applications submitted September 6 through September 15 will appear to programs as being submitted on September 15.

September 15: Registration for the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®), or “the Match,” opens at 12:00 p.m. on the NRMP website. Register now!

September 22: ERAS Support Services strongly recommends that MSPEs arrive at ECFMG no later than September 22 if submitted electronically through OASIS. This timeline does not apply to international medical schools that are electronically submitting your MSPE through the EMSWP ERAS program. There is a 1-2 business day turn-around time for MSPEs received through EMSWP ERAS.

All times shown are Eastern Time in the United States.

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Last updated September 7, 2017.
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