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Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

Electronic Residnecy Application Services (ERAS) is a service that transmits applications, letters of recommendation (LoRs), Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs), medical school transcripts, USMLE transcripts, COMLEX transcripts, and other supporting credentials from applicants and the Designated Dean's Office to program directors.  ERAS consists of MyERAS, Dean's Office Workstation (DWS), PRogram Director's Workstation (PDWS), and ERAS PostOffice.

How Does ERAS Work?

  • Applicants receive an electronic token from their Designated Dean's Office and use it to register with MyERAS.
  • Applicants complete their MyERAS application, create LoR request forms, select programs, assign supporting documents, and transmit their application to programs.
  • LoR Authors upload letters of recommendation.
  • Schools receive notification of the completed application and letters of recommendation uploads and start transmitting supporting documents: transcripts, photographs, MSPE.
  • Examining boards receive and process requests for score reports.

For more information on ERAs application fees and schedules, please visit the ERAS website.

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