Frequently Asked Questions are updated throughout the ERAS® 2023 season (June 8, 2022-May 31, 2023).
When does the 2024 ERAS season open?
The ERAS 2023 season opened on June 7, 2023.
How do I find out which specialties and programs will be participating with the ERAS program for the 2024 season?
A list of participating specialties and programs can be found on the ERAS website.
On rare occasions, a program will sign up initially to participate in the ERAS program and later withdraw their participation. Sometimes, the program does not communicate the withdrawal to ERAS staff; therefore, it is imperative that applicants contact ALL programs to ensure that they are participating in the ERAS program before submitting their application materials to them.
Unfortunately, the ERAS program does not offer refunds for any reason including applications sent to nonparticipating programs. That’s because once an application has been sent to a program, the service has been rendered.
How do I apply to a specialty or program that is not participating with the ERAS system?
Not all specialties or programs participate. If a program is not participating, then you should contact that program to determine how to apply. Specialties and programs that are interested in joining the ERAS system should visit the ERAS for Programs: Getting Started page.
How do I gain access to the MyERAS portal?
To access the MyERAS system, first contact your Designated Dean’s Office (EFDO); they will issue you an ERAS token, which is a one-time access code used to register for your MyERAS portal account.
I am having trouble logging into the ERAS system after it has been closed for maintenance. Any tips?
Please try clearing your browser cache or open the ERAS application in a new browser. Here are instructions to clear your cache in Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari. While most AAMC services support certain browsers, we recommend Mac users use Firefox or Chrome.
Can I have multiple tabs open in my desktop browser while in the ERAS system?
We recommend users do not have multiple tabs open in their browser when accessing ERAS applications.
Who is my Designated Dean’s Office?
The ERAS Fellowship Documents Office (EFDO) is the Designated Dean’s Office for all fellowship applicants.
The EFDO is an online service exclusively for medical residents and fellows to support the centralized processing of fellowship application materials submitted via the ERAS system. More information can be found on the EFDO website.
When can I get my ERAS Token for the 2024 season?
The EFDO will begin distributing tokens on June 8, 2023.
What do I need to know before I register with the MyERAS portal?
You must obtain an ERAS token from the ERAS Fellowship Documents Office (EFDO). If you use an ERAS token from another school or organization, your documents cannot be accurately uploaded.
Make sure that you are using an ERAS token for the current MyERAS season. The system will not allow you to use an ERAS token from a prior season to register.
An ERAS token can only be used once to register. Be sure to enter all information accurately.
You need an AAMC Account to register your ERAS token. If you do not have an AAMC Account from the prior MyERAS season or use of another AAMC service, you will need to register for one.
When I register with the MyERAS portal, am I automatically registered to participate in NRMP® or any other matching service?
No, registering with ERAS does not register you for the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) or any other matching service. You must register separately through the matching service you choose to use.
What are the fees associated with using the MyERAS application?
Fee information can be found on the Fees for ERAS Fellowship Applications page on the ERAS website.
What methods of payment can I use to pay for fees in the MyERAS portal?
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted methods of payment.