Why are the AAMC and three specialties offering a supplemental ERAS application? When will it be available? How will residency programs use the new information? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more.
Why did the AAMC develop the supplemental ERAS application?
The supplemental ERAS application is intended to help programs better identify applicants who are genuinely interested in their program, and whose interests and experience align well with the program’s setting, mission, and goals.
Who is eligible to complete the supplemental ERAS application? Is it required or optional?
Only applicants (MD, DO, and international graduates) applying to participating residency programs in internal medicine, dermatology, and general surgery are eligible to complete the supplemental ERAS application. It is optional for applicants to these residency programs to complete the supplemental ERAS application.
Do applicants have to complete the MyERAS application and the supplemental ERAS application?
Applicants to participating residency programs will have the opportunity to complete both the MyERAS application and the supplemental application. The two applications contain different information. All sections and questions within the supplemental ERAS application are optional. There are no required questions for submitting either the supplemental ERAS application or the main MyERAS application.
Do I have to submit the supplemental ERAS application and MyERAS application at the same time?
No. The supplemental ERAS application and the MyERAS application have different submission deadlines. Supplemental ERAS applications submitted by September 19 will be available to programs on September 29. If applicants submit their supplemental applications by September 19, they do not need to complete or submit their MyERAS applications by that same date.
What is the timeline for the supplemental application?
The supplemental application will be used by applicants who apply to participating programs (within 3 specialties) in the ERAS 2022 cycle.
|Supplemental ERAS Application Guide published||August 4|
|List of participating programs published||August 4|
|Supplemental ERAS application opens||September 1|
|Supplemental ERAS application closes||September 30|
|Data available to program directors||September 29* & October 6**|
*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.
Data for applicants who completed the supplemental application and apply to a participating program after October 6th will be updated weekly via email.
Is there a fee for the supplemental ERAS application?
There is no cost for programs or applicants.
Will the supplemental application be tailored to each residency program they designate?
No, applicants only need to complete one supplemental ERAS application. Their responses will be shared with all programs that are participating and to which they applied.
Are all programs in the three specialties participating in the supplemental ERAS application?
No, not all programs will be participating. The list of participating programs is now available. It is optional for applicants from these residency programs to complete the supplemental ERAS application.
Is the supplemental ERAS application for both preliminary and categorical residency programs?
For internal medicine, the supplemental application will be available to both preliminary and categorical residency programs.
For general surgery, it will only be available to categorical programs.
The supplemental ERAS application asks applicants to provide more information about themselves to programs. Where can applicants learn more about programs?
The supplemental ERAS application is designed to provide more information about applicants and to drive holistic review. AAMC also offers several tools to help applicants learn more about programs. The free Residency Explorer™ tool allows students to search and compare programs on features that are important to them. The AAMC’s Careers in Medicine website provides tools and information to help them choose a specialty.