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About the supplemental ERAS application

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In addition to the main MyERAS application, three specialties (internal medicine, dermatology, and general surgery) will use a supplemental ERAS application. This short, free supplemental application features new questions to help applicants share more information about themselves with programs. 

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For the ERAS 2022 season, residency programs in internal medicine, dermatology, and general surgery may use a supplemental ERAS application, in addition to the regular MyERAS application. 

Applicants interested in applying in one of these specialties, should refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or details below.


A short and free supplemental ERAS application with new questions designed to showcase applicants previous experiences and interests. Applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Geographic information (by region or by urban/suburban/rural setting)
  • Information about their most meaningful work, volunteer or research experiences; and
  • Preference signals

To help applicants prepare, AAMC will release questions from the geographic information and experiences sections in August 2021. 


This impacts ERAS 2022 residency applicants who are interested in applying to participating programs in internal medicine, dermatology, and general surgery only.

The three specialty leadership organizations (The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, Association of Professors of Dermatology, and Association of Program Directors in Surgery) support this effort and are collaborating with the AAMC. Note: residency program participation is voluntary and applicant participation for completing the application is optional. The AAMC will start listing participating programs on this page beginning in August 2021.


On September 1, applicants will receive an email from the AAMC inviting them to complete the supplemental ERAS application. Applicants must complete and submit their responses before the application deadline. Supplemental ERAS applications submitted by September 19 will be available to programs on September 29. Supplemental ERAS applications submitted between September 20 - 30 will be available to programs on October 6. 


At the end of the ERAS 2022 cycle, the AAMC will evaluate the effectiveness of these new application components before considering expanding to additional specialties.   

During this initial year, there is a concurrent (non-operational) research project underway to test a proprietary work preferences inventory tool that aims to better understand the workstyles of applicants. Data collected from this section of the application will not be shared with program directors; these responses will be used for research purposes by AAMC staff only.   


If you have any questions, please contact ERAS Client Technical Support (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET).

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