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Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

ERAS Support Services

Irregular Behavior

Irregular behavior includes all actions or attempted actions on the part of applicants, examinees, potential applicants, others when solicited by an applicant and/or examinee, or any other person that would or could subvert the examination, certification or other processes, programs, or services of ECFMG, including, but not limited to, ERAS Support Services at ECFMG.

Submission of an altered or fabricated letter of recommendation to ECFMG is an example of irregular behavior. A determination by ECFMG that an individual engaged in irregular behavior may be sufficient cause to bar an individual from ECFMG Certification, revoke an ECFMG Certificate, or take other appropriate action. ERAS participants should read and become familiar with the Policies and Procedures Regarding Irregular Behavior.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has taken a strong position in connection with applicants engaging in irregular behavior. Samples of published Personal Statements are available on the Internet. Although these samples may be used to assist you in writing your own Personal Statement, you may not copy any portion of the published language and represent it as your own. Copying language from any source, including the Internet, and representing it as your own in your Personal Statement is considered plagiarism. Any reported allegations of plagiarism will prompt an investigation by AAMC and may result in your becoming ineligible to participate in the NRMP Match. ERAS participants should read and become familiar with the AAMC ERAS Integrity Promotion Education Program .

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Important Dates

  • Labor Day Holiday: ERAS Support Services will close at 1:30 p.m. on September 1 and reopen September 5.
  • September 6: Applicants may begin applying to ACGME-accredited programs through the MyERAS website. Programs may begin viewing applications on September 27.
  • September 20: ERAS Support Services strongly recommends that you submit your MSPE, medical school transcript, and LoRs as soon as possible, but no later than September 20.

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