ERAS Support Services for Applicants

Timeline and Fees


Start researching your programs of interest. The Residency Explorer tool allows you to research programs in 23 specialties and compare their characteristics to those who previously matched to those programs. You can also search the AMA FREIDA and ACGME websites for program information, or view the AAMC's list of 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 available. Obtain your ERAS Token in the ERAS Support Services section of ECFMG’s OASIS.

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 21 in order to be transmitted to programs on September 29.

On September 1, at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time in the United States, you may begin applying to programs.

Programs will not have access to review applications until September 29 at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time in the United States. All applications submitted September 1 through September 29 will appear to programs as submitted on September 29. ERAS Support Services at ECFMG highly recommends that you submit all of your supporting documents, including MSPEs, no later than September 21 to help ensure their availability on September 29 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.

MSPEs are released to programs by ERAS. Programs can begin accessing applications at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time in the United States.


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.

Match week begins.

Match day.

MAY 31
MyERAS 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 Residency 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 MyERAS application and NRMP activities, and ECFMG will not process your requests.

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