ERAS News and Announcements

Welcome to the ERAS 2018 Season

Below is a list of changes and enhancements we have made to MyERAS for the 2018 season.

MyERAS Terms and Conditions

MyERAS Terms and Conditions are set guidelines related to the use of the ERAS service. When applicants log into their AAMC account to register their token, they will be prompted to review the MyERAS Terms and Conditions. Applicants will be given the option to print and agree to the terms and conditions. In order to access the MyERAS application, applicants must accept the terms and conditions.

Application Import

Applicants that have certified and submitted a MyERAS application, during a previous application season (before ERAS 2018), will have the ability to import their prior application into the current season application. Using the new import feature, each application section will be transferred to the active application and applicants will have the ability to edit each section. Applicants must review and save each application section before they are able to Certify and Submit their ERAS 2018 application. The application import feature is only accessible before applicants certify and submit their application.

Applicants that have an application from a previous season will be given the option to import their application, after agreeing to the MyERAS Terms and Conditions. If an applicant does not import their application at that time, they have the ability to transfer their application information by using the Import button on the History tab.

ACGME - Osteopathic Recognition

The ACGME accredits residency and fellowship programs, in addition to granting recognition for additional program formats and components. Osteopathic Recognition for residency programs is supplemental to ACGME-accreditation. Recognition provides an additional acknowledgment that is conferred to programs that provide training in Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP).

Some programs that have Osteopathic Recognition offer trainings that are not specifically related to OPP. The MyERAS application distinguishes programs with Osteopathic Recognition using filters and visual indicators, in addition to information related to training types.

Upcoming Important Dates

June 6

  • The ERAS 2018 season will open at 9 a.m. ET
  • Applicants can register on MyERAS and begin working on their application.

June 20

  • ERAS Support Services at ECFMG begin generating and distributing tokens to IMGs.
  • Applicants can register on MyERAS and begin working on their application.

July 6

  • DO applicants begin applying to AOA-accredited residency programs
  • Applicants begin applying to July cycle ACGME and AOA fellowship programs

July 15

  •  AOA residency programs start receiving applications.

Please review the following ERAS 2018 timelines for important dates:

Please be advised: Nephrology, Infectious Diseases and Sleep Medicine are now participating in the NRMP’s  All-In policy for the Specialties Matching Service® (SMS®).  ERAS will be working with the respective specialty leadership groups to support their decision in this transition.  Should you have any questions about the policy surrounding the All In, please visit:

Register Now: June 5 Webinar for Emergency Medicine Residency Applicants: Preparing for the Standardized Video Interview

Medical students applying to residency programs in emergency medicine likely have questions about the new AAMC Standardized Video Interview requirement. All applicants to ACGME-accredited emergency medicine residency programs are required to complete the video interview as a component of the ERAS 2018 application.  To provide students with an opportunity to learn more about the Standardized Video Interview and to ask questions about the tool and the operational pilot for emergency medicine, the AAMC will host a live webinar for students on June 5, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Eastern. Register here.  

Pediatric Cardiology (Pediatrics)-New Recruitment Cycle

ERAS is pleased to announce, Pediatric Cardiology (Pediatrics) programs will transition from the 18 month December ERAS application cycle to the 12 month July ERAS application cycle for fellows who will begin their training in July 2019.

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