The U.S. Residency Application ProcessThe U.S. Residency Application Process

If you are applying to U.S. medical residency programs through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®), then this tutorial is for you! ECFMG experts guide you step-by-step through various stages you will go through as you apply for residency.

You will learn about and find resources on topics ranging from how to purchase an ERAS Token to how to personalize your ERAS application.

Know exactly what information you need? Below is a chapter guide with timestamps, so you can navigate to the information you want.

The U.S. Residency Application Process - Resources

Resources Referenced in the Tutorial

Chapter 1

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
ERAS Support Services On-line Chat

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
AAMC Publication - "Roadmap to Residency: Understanding the Process of Getting into Residency"

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)

ERAS Token Purchase
IMGs should use the On-line Applicant Status and Information System (OASIS) to request an ERAS Token. Follow the instructions on the ERAS Token Request screen, which you can access from the ERAS Support Services section of OASIS.

MyECFMG Mobile App

Available on the Apple Store Android App on Google play

ERAS Registration

Researching Programs
List of ERAS participating specialties and programs

Chapter 2

Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
State-Specific Requirements for Initial Medical Licensure

Chapter 3

Submission of Documents

Chapter 4

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Core Competencies

Chapter 5

NRMP Registration

Chapter 6

AAMC Standardized Video Interview (SVI)