ERAS 2022 Application Cycle
The ERAS 2022 Residency and Fellowship application timelines are now available. These changes reflect a collaborative approach that involved working with several AAMC constituent groups, the residency program community, specialty organizations, the ERAS Advisory Committee and ERAS business partners.
Several residency and fellowship specialties have issued new requirements for the 2022 season, these requirements are now listed on the ERAS 2022 Participating Specialties and Programs webpage. We encourage you to refer to this page throughout the season, as this page will be updated as specialty requirements are received. A comprehensive list of all specialties (residency and fellowships) that have issued requirements are located in the ERAS Specialties with Additional Information Report at the top of the webpage.
Supplemental ERAS application - 2022 residency applicants only
The Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) is offering a new supplemental application (for the 2022 season) designed to help students share more about themselves and assist program directors in finding applicants that fit their programs’ setting and mission. This short, free supplemental application features new questions to help applicants share more information about themselves with programs. In addition to the main MyERAS application, some residency programs in three specialties (internal medicine, dermatology, and general surgery) will use a supplemental ERAS application to help applicants share more information about themselves. Applicant participation in the supplemental ERAS application is optional.
Applicants interested in applying in one of these specialties, should refer to the Supplemental ERAS Application Guide, watch a previously recorded 'Preparing for the Supplemental ERAS Application' webinar, and Frequently Asked Questions.
In order to receive an invitation to complete the supplemental ERAS application, applicants will need to save a participating program in the MyERAS application. Invitations will be sent daily (Monday – Friday) from Sept. 1-29 from SuppERASApp@aamc.org. There will be a 24-hour delay between saving a program in MyERAS and receiving an invitation. Note: Invitations will be sent in batches after the supplemental application opens on Sept. 1 beginning at 9 a.m. ET.
AAMC Transition to Residency Application Resources
A confident specialty choice and residency application strategy makes for a much less stressful year, and Careers in Medicine® (CiM®) can help you get there. The new and improved CiM website provides a wealth of information, data, tools, and other resources to help you identify the one or more specialties that best fit, find residency programs that support your education and career goals, and apply smart to residency. Specifically, CiM can help you make tough decisions between your top specialties, optimize your application materials, prepare for interviewing, maximize your likelihood of matching, and more.
The Residency Explorer™ tool is a free, new resource tool allows you to explore programs in 23 specialties, compare yourself to previously matched applicants and residents entering a program this year, as well as explore program characteristics across many areas of interest. It is the only tool with original, source-verified data from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), and National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) and was created by the nine-national organizations involved in the transition to residency, including the AAMC. You will receive an email on how to access the Residency Explorer tool after you register your ERAS token.
The AAMC provides applicants with Diminishing Returns data to help anchor their initial thinking about how many residency programs they should apply to. There is a point of "diminishing returns" (which varies by specialty, USMLE® Step 1 score, and applicant type) at which submitting one more application does not necessarily increase the likelihood of entering a residency program. The AAMC provides these analyses, along with overall entrance rates for each specialty in the Diminishing Returns data. Together with an advisor, consider this data as one of many factors that should influence your residency application strategy.