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ERAS Support Services for Applicants

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Start researching programs of interest. You can go to the ACGME website for program information or conduct an Internet search of training institutions and ERAS participating specialties and programs.

Review the eligibility requirements for participating in ERAS, the NRMP Match, and for U.S. state medical licensure.

Residency Tokens are expected to become available. Obtain your ERAS Token in the ERAS Support Services section of ECFMG’s OASIS or the MyECFMG mobile app.

Register with your Token at AAMC’s MyERAS website. Once you have registered, start submitting your supporting documents. See Submission At-a-Glance for information on methods for submitting ERAS documents and the associated processing times.

Start approaching your letter writers to secure letters of recommendation; documents should be uploaded no later than September 1 in order to be transmitted to programs on September 15.

At 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time in the United States, 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 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time in the United States. All applications submitted September 6 through September 15 will appear to programs as being 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.


Registration for the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), or “the Match,” opens at 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time in the United States, on the NRMP website. Register now!

ERAS Support Services strongly recommends that Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs) be submitted by applicants via ECFMG’s OASIS no later than September 15 in order to be transmitted to programs on October 1. Documents submitted by medical schools via EMSWP will be processed and transmitted within two business days.

MSPEs are released to programs by ERAS.

NRMP Match standard registration deadline. (You may register after this deadline, but you will be required to pay an additional late registration fee to the NRMP.)


NRMP Match registration and rank order list certification deadline at 9:00 p.m., Eastern Time in the United States.

MARCH 13-17
Match week

MAY 31
ERAS application closes, ending current ERAS season.

Residency training begins.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Dates are subject to change. You should verify all dates directly with the appropriate organization. For detailed information, refer to the NRMP Main Match Schedule and the AAMC Timeline - Residency Applicants.


There are fees associated with the services provided by ECFMG, AAMC, and NRMP. You must ensure that you satisfy all fee requirements; otherwise, a hold may be placed on your ERAS application and NRMP activities, and ECFMG will not process your requests.

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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.

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