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Frequently Asked Questions for ERAS Residency Applicants

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FAQs will be updated throughout the ERAS 2022 season (June 9, 2021- May 31, 2022).

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Getting Started

The ERAS 2022 season opened on June 9, 2021. 

A list of ERAS 2022 participating specialties and programs can be found on the ERAS website.

On rare occasions, a program will sign up initially to participate in ERAS 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, ERAS 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 with ERAS. If a program is not participating with ERAS, then you should contact that program to determine how to apply.

To access MyERAS, 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 MyERAS. 

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)
Canadian Medical Graduates CaRMS 1-877-CARMS-42 (1-877-227-6742)

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 season opens on June 9, 2021.
International Medical Graduates (IMGs) The ECFMG will begin issuing ERAS tokens on June 24, 2021.
  • 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 ERAS Client Technical Support (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET) for assistance.

No, registering with ERAS does not register you for the National Residency 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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