ERAS 2016 Program Information for IMGs Now Available

Information for international medical students/graduates on the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) 2016 application season is now available. If you plan to apply for U.S. residency positions that begin in July 2016, visit the ERAS Support Services section of the ECFMG website for important information. Most U.S. residency programs participate in ERAS. If you apply to participating programs, you must apply to these programs using ERAS.

At the ERAS Support Services section of the ECFMG website, you will be able to:

  • See an overview of the Application Process.
  • View instructions on how to obtain an ERAS Token, which will allow you to access the MyERAS website of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to work on your residency applications.
  • Find instructions for submitting your supporting documents, such as letters of recommendation and transcripts.

ERAS Support Services will transmit your supporting documents to your ERAS application. All supporting documents must be submitted electronically. For more details, please refer to the “Upload Your Documents Now” e-mail that will be sent to you via the MyERAS Message Center after you have registered at MyERAS.

Residency Tokens for the ERAS 2016 application season are expected to be available through ECFMG’s On-line Applicant Status and Information System (OASIS) beginning June 23, 2015. You can use a 2016 Token to register with AAMC’s MyERAS beginning June 23, 2015.