ERAS Support Services for Applicants

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) ANNOUNCEMENT

ECFMG|FAIMER has adapted some aspects of our operations to help ensure the continuity of our programs and to enhance flexibility for stakeholders who also have made operational changes in response to the pandemic, including the USMLE program, AAMC ERAS, and NRMP. For consolidated information on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on ECFMG|FAIMER programs and what we are doing in response, please visit our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) web page. Please also monitor the ECFMG, AAMC, and NRMP websites frequently for updates throughout the ERAS 2021 season.

Timeline and Fees

2020

JUNE
Start researching programs of interest. You can go to the ACGME website for program information or search the AMA's FREIDA and view the AAMC's list of ERAS participating specialties and programs.

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

JUNE 23
Residency Tokens are 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 October 14 in order to be transmitted to programs on October 21.

SEPTEMBER 1
At 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time in the United States, on September 1, 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 October 21 at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time in the United States. All applications submitted September 1 through October 21 will appear to programs as being submitted on October 21. ERAS Support Services at ECFMG highly recommends that you submit all of your supporting documents no later than October 14 to help ensure their availability on October 21 when programs begin accessing applications.

SEPTEMBER 15
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!

OCTOBER 14
ERAS Support Services strongly recommends that Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs) be submitted by applicants via ECFMG’s OASIS no later than October 14 in order to be transmitted to programs on October 21. Documents submitted by medical schools via the ECFMG Medical School Web Portal (EMSWP) will be processed and transmitted within two business days.

OCTOBER 21
MSPEs are released to programs by ERAS. Programs can begin accessing applications.

2021

JANUARY 31
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.)

MARCH 3
NRMP Match registration and rank order list certification deadline at 9:00 p.m., Eastern Time in the United States.

MARCH 15
Match week begins.

MARCH 19
Match day.

MAY 31
MyERAS application closes, ending current ERAS season.

JULY 1
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.

Fees

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 MyERAS application and NRMP activities, and ECFMG will not process your requests.

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