Frequently Asked Questions for Repeat Applicants
Eligibility and Content
Who is eligible to use the repeat applicant functions in ERAS?
The ability to import historical application data and LoRs from prior seasons is available for applicants who previously certified and submitted an application in MyERAS during the 2016 season and later.
Which application data or letters will I be able to import?
Applicants are able to import their most recent certified and submitted residency or fellowship application information and associated Letters of Recommendations (LoRs) from the ERAS 2016 application season and later.
Which documents and information will I be able to access for import?
The History tab will display your most recently certified and submitted MyERAS residency or fellowship application, which includes: Personal Information, Biographic Information, Education, Experience, Licensure, Publications. Your LoRs, Program Report (the list of Applied Programs), Payment History, and Personal Statement (available but not automatically imported) can also be accessed through the History tab. If you want to use the same Personal Statement, you will need to re-enter it.
Where will I go to access my other documents?
- Documents that are not imported from previous seasons— like the Medical School Transcript (MS Transcript), Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), or USMLE/COMLEX-USA board scores—will need to be uploaded and sent to programs.
- International Medical Graduates will continue to refer to the ECFMG Repeat Applicant Service for documents that are not imported via ERAS, including the ECFMG Status Report, MSPE, MS Transcript, Photographs, and USMLE/COMLEX-USA board scores will still need to be sent to programs from MyERAS.
I closed the initial pop-up window after I completed registration, how do I import now?
You can still import application material from a prior season via the History tab, which will give you the option to import MyERAS application data and Letters of Recommendations (LoRs).
Are all fields from the application data imported? Which fields do not import?
Most (not all) fields are imported as part of the application data import. ERAS highly encourages applicants to review their MyERAS application after they have imported it to ensure it is complete and correct. Fields that are subject to change like Citizenship Information do not import automatically from the prior season.
What if I imported a letter or application data in error?
The MyERAS application and LoR(s) imports cannot be reversed. Nonetheless, the MyERAS application can be edited and corrected before certifying and submitting.
Also, while the LoR(s) will be available in MyERAS, you can simply refrain from assigning those uploaded in error to a program.
Can I certify and submit a pre-2020 application, so that I have it available to import into the current 2021 season?
To import MyERAS application and LoR material from a pre-2020 season, the application must have been certified and submitted during its first active season. For example, an application that was certified and submitted in the ERAS 2018 application season will have material available for import for the ERAS 2019 application season.
If you did not certify and submit your application prior to the end of the previous season on May 31, you will not have the option to import that season’s application material or LoRs.