About ERAS®

The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) streamlines the residency application process for applicants, their Designated Dean's Offices, Letter of Recommendation (LoR) authors and program directors. By providing applicants the ability to build and deliver their application and supporting materials individually or as a package to programs, ERAS provides a centralized, but flexible solution to the residency application and documents distribution process.

ERAS Applications

ERAS includes four individual, but connected, applications developed to serve the needs of each user group involved in the application process and provide impartial, confidential transmission of applications to programs:

 

  • MyERAS for applicants, in which students complete their applications, select programs, assign supporting documents, and submit their materials to their selected programs
  • Dean's Office WorkStation (DWS) for Designated Dean’s Offices to upload medical school transcripts and medical school performance evaluations (MSPEs) in support of applications submitted through MyERAS
  • Letter of Recommendation Portal (LoRP) for LoR authors to submit letters in support applications submitted through MyERAS
  • Program Director's WorkStation (PDWS) for training programs to receive and review the applications and supporting documents

 

 

How Does ERAS Work?

  • Applicants receive a token from their Designated Dean's Office and use it to register with MyERAS.
  • Applicants complete their MyERAS application, select programs, assign supporting documents, and apply to programs.
  • Applicant’s Designated Dean’s Office and LoR authors upload supporting documents.
  • Examining boards receive and process requests for transcripts.
  • Programs receive application materials through the PDWS.

ERAS Policies

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) recognize the importance of responsibly collecting and guarding the information we receive...

Frequently Asked Questions Related to ERAS Policies

Frequently asked policies questions for applicants using ERAS to apply to U.S. residency and fellowship programs.

Important Dates

September 6, 2017
Applicants can start applying to ACGME-accredited residency programs only.
Note: All ACGME residency applicants who applied between September 6 and September 14 will display with a September 15 applied date to programs.

September 15, 2017
ACGME- accredited residency programs start recieving applications.

ERAS 2018 Residency Application Timeline
Key dates for the 2018 ERAS season

News and Announcements

On September 6, 2017 at 9am ET, ACGME residency applicants can begin applying to ACGME-accredited residency programs. Updated tools and important information are now available on the Tools for Residency Applicants page.

AAMC Standardized Video Interview

All ERAS 2018 applicants to ACGME-accredited emergency medicine residency programs are required to participate in an operational pilot program—endorsed by the emergency medicine community—to evaluate the use of the Standardized Video Interview as a tool in the application and selection process.

Tools for Residency Applicants

The MyERAS User Guide, ERAS timeline, FAQs and more are available to provide helpful information to residency applicants about the MyERAS application and ERAS process.

Need Help?

For faster service, check our FAQ before emailing or calling the Helpdesk.

Contact the HelpDesk

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.–6 p.m. ET

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Supported Browsers

  •     Latest Version of Chrome
  •     Latest Version of Firefox
  •     Internet Explorer 10 and 11
Note: ERAS does not enforce any browser restrictions, but ERAS does not support Safari. Mac users needing technical support should use Firefox or Chrome.