The Token is a 14-digit, alpha-numeric code that you request via ECFMG’s OASIS. 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?
Log in to ECFMG’s OASIS and select ERAS Support Services from the menu. You will then see the option to Request a Residency Token. The request is fulfilled entirely on-line.
When will Tokens for ERAS 2017 be available?
Tokens for the ERAS 2017 season are expected to become available in June 2016.
How much does the Token cost?
There is a $105 non-refundable fee for this service.
How can I pay the Token fee?
When you request your Token using OASIS, you can pay on-line using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express). ERAS Support Services strongly recommends that you make the payment on-line using your credit card. Through OASIS, you can also pay by electronic check from a checking account at a U.S. bank.
To pay for your Token by check, money order, bank check, or bank draft, complete Payment Form 900 and mail it with your payment to the address at the top of the form. If you make a payment using Form 900, you must verify that this payment has been credited to your ECFMG financial account before you request your Token; you can verify the status of your ECFMG financial account on-line using MyECFMG or OASIS. Once the payment has been credited to your account, you must request your Token on-line using OASIS.
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 may be accessed at any time during the ERAS 2017 season.
Can I use my ERAS 2017 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 2017 Token to apply for both a clinical year (PGY-1), which begins in 2017, and for an advanced position (PGY-2), which begins in 2018 (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.