The Token is a 14-digit, alpha-numeric code that you request via ECFMG’s OASIS or the MyECFMG mobile app. You must obtain a Token in order to register at MyERAS and start your residency application. Your Token is associated with your USMLE ID, ECFMG Status Report, and USMLE transcript; therefore, do not allow any other ERAS participant to use your Token.
How do I request a Residency Token?
When will Tokens for ERAS 2018 be available?
Tokens for the ERAS 2018 season will be available on June 20.
How much does the Token cost?
There is a $115 non-refundable fee for this service.
How can I pay the Token fee?
When you request your Token using OASIS or MyECFMG, you can pay on-line using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express). You can also pay by electronic check from a checking account at a U.S. bank.
Once I request the Token, when will it be issued?
You will have immediate access to your Token after your request and payment are made. After your payment is approved, you will receive a confirmation number for your records. Please print this page or write down your confirmation number. To access your Token, click Continue, and your Token will be listed on the ERAS Token Request page. Your Token will remain on the ERAS Token Request page in OASIS and MyECFMG and may be accessed at any time during the ERAS 2018 season.
Can I use my ERAS 2018 Token to apply in future seasons?
No. The ERAS software will not recognize a Token issued for previous ERAS seasons. You need one Token per ERAS season, and you can use that one Token to apply to as many specialties and programs as you want during the ERAS season. You can also use your 2018 Token to apply for both a clinical year (PGY-1), which begins in 2018, and for an advanced position (PGY-2), which begins in 2019 (e.g., Radiology, Neurology, etc.).
I am a fellowship applicant. How do I request a Token?
Fellowship Tokens must be requested through the ERAS Fellowships Documents Office (EFDO). Tokens requested through ECFMG’s OASIS are for residency applications only. If you are currently enrolled in a residency program and require a Token for a fellowship application, you must request your Token through EFDO.