The 2024 MyERAS® application will include a number of research-informed changes to make it more useful to programs and applicants. Find out more by reviewing this page.
The Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) is being improved for applicants, programs, and medical school users. As we move into the 2023-24 application cycle, research findings from the supplemental ERAS application are being used to update the ERAS platforms—including the MyERAS® application.
Compare the current to the revised and reorganized experiences section. The current MyERAS application will be in use until May 31, 2023.
|Current MyERAS Application||MyERAS Application for the 2024 Cycle|
|Undefined number of experiences.||Up to 10 experiences.|
|Not available.||Enables applicants to self-select their top three most meaningful experiences (of up to 10 experiences).|
|Collected limited descriptive information about each experience entry (e.g., position, organization, timeframe, location).||Collects more descriptive information about each experience entry (e.g., position, organization, timeframe, location) as well as frequency of participation options (e.g., one time, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually).|
|Not available.||Allows applicants to better define the experience type (e.g. volunteer, work, professional organization, hobby). This helps programs to easily identify and review specific experiences that align with their mission(s).|
|Not available.||Offers additional multiple-entry questions to capture mission-focused characteristics of each experience entry: focus area, key characteristic, and setting (e.g., rural, suburban, urban). This helps programs complete holistic review.|
|Undefined Experiences Description field.||Includes short descriptions focused on critical information for programs: roles, responsibilities, and context for all experiences entries.|
Compare changes to collection of geographic information:
|Current MyERAS Application||MyERAS Application 2024 Changes|
|Hometown captured in a free text, non-standardized format.||Uses standardized fields to collect all location information across the application (country, state, city, postal code, and setting) including hometown and addresses for experiences and education.|
|Not available.||Provides applicants with the option to share their geographic preferences with programs. The new questions will capture applicants’ preferences for different regions of the U.S. and their setting preferences.|