FAQs for ERAS® Residency Applicants

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FAQs will be updated throughout the 2025 ERAS® season (June 5, 2024 to May 31, 2025).

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Getting Started

The 2024 ERAS season closed on May 31, 2024. The 2025 ERAS season opens on June 5, 2024.

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 system 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 ERAS before submitting their application materials to them. 
Unfortunately, the ERAS system 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. 

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.

To access the MyERAS portal, first contact your Designated Dean’s Office; they will issue you an ERAS token, which is a one-time access code used to register for the MyERAS system. 

Please try clearing your browser cache or opening the ERAS system 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. 

We recommend users do not have multiple tabs open in their browser when accessing ERAS applications.

Applicant Type Designated Dean's Office Phone Number Email Website
US Seniors/Graduates (MD or DO) Medical School of Graduation Contact Medical School of Graduation Contact Medical School of Graduation     Contact Medical School of Graduation
International Medical Graduates (IMGs)
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
215-966-3520 eras-support@ecfmg.org www.ecfmg.org/eras
Canadian Medical Graduates CaRMS 1-877-CARMS-42 (1-877-227-6742) help@carms.ca https://www.carms.ca

Each Designated Dean’s Office establishes their own token distribution procedures for residency applicants using ERAS. These dates may vary.

Applicant Type Token Distribution Dates
US Seniors/Graduates (MD or DO) & Canadian Medical Graduates U.S. Medical Schools and CaRMS can begin issuing tokens when the 2025 season opens on June 5, 2024.
International Medical Graduates (IMGs) The ECFMG will begin issuing ERAS tokens for the 2025 season on June 26, 2024.
  • You must obtain an ERAS token from your Designated Dean’s Office. 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 in order 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. Please contact the AAMC Support Center (ASC) (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET) for assistance.

No, registering with the ERAS system 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. 

Fee information can be found on the Fees for ERAS Residency Applications page on the ERAS website. 

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted methods of payment.

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