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ERAS Support Services Overview

The Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®), developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), allows medical school students and graduates to apply electronically for first- and second-year (PGY-1 and PGY-2) residency positions in U.S. programs of graduate medical education (GME). ECFMG serves as the designated Dean’s office for all international medical students/graduates (IMGs) who use ERAS. As the designated Dean’s office, ECFMG assists IMGs throughout the ERAS application process.

ERAS Support Services at ECFMG issues each applicant an ERAS Token, which allows the applicant to access the AAMC MyERAS website to complete his/her residency application. ERAS Support Services also receives the applicant’s supporting documents and transmits them to the ERAS application, where they can be downloaded by the residency programs to which the applicant has applied.

Letters of recommendation (LoRs) are one type of document that can be submitted in support of an individual’s ERAS residency application. This section of the ERAS Support Services website is designed to provide letter writers with information and assistance in submitting LoRs on behalf of ERAS applicants.

AAMC’s Letter of Recommendation Portal (LoRP) provides letter writers with the ability to electronically submit LoRs directly to ERAS Support Services at ECFMG on behalf of an applicant. Detailed information on how to upload letters of recommendation using AAMC’s LoRP is available at https://www.aamc.org/services/eras/282520/lor_portal.html.

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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.

Supporting documents may take up to five business days to process once submitted.

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

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Last updated May 24, 2017.
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