ERAS Support Services for Applicants
COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) ANNOUNCEMENT
ECFMG|FAIMER has adapted some aspects of our operations to help ensure the continuity of our programs and to enhance flexibility for stakeholders who also have made operational changes in response to the pandemic, including the USMLE program, AAMC ERAS, and NRMP. For consolidated information on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on ECFMG|FAIMER programs and what we are doing in response, please visit our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) web page. Please also monitor the ECFMG, AAMC, and NRMP websites frequently for updates throughout the ERAS 2021 season.
Your pursuit of a residency position involves three separate organizations:
- AAMC’s Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
- National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®, or “the Match”)
Several resources available from these organizations are listed below. However, it is vital that you read each organization’s website carefully to understand the role of each organization and to understand the intricacies of resident recruitment, eligibility criteria, and what is expected of you as a prospective candidate for a residency position.
- Serves as the designated Dean’s office for international medical students/graduates using ERAS.
- Issues ERAS Tokens via OASIS and the MyECFMG mobile app.
- Collects, uploads, and transmits supporting documents to the MyERAS application.
- Transmits ECFMG Status Report to the MyERAS application.
- Transmits USMLE transcript, if requested by the applicant, to the MyERAS application.
Phone: (215) 966-3520
Applicants who are already registered with MyERAS should contact ERAS Support Services at ECFMG via the MyERAS message center.
The ECFMG Certificate Holders Office provides free resources to ECFMG-certified physicians, and those nearing certification, as they plan their careers. ECHO resources offer guidance on the U.S. GME system, support for residency applications, daily living in the United States, and more.
ECFMG is authorized by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) to sponsor foreign national physicians as Exchange Visitors in accredited programs of graduate medical education or training or advanced research programs (involving primarily observation, consultation, teaching, or research).
The ECFMG J-1 Visa Sponsorship Fact Sheet provides an introduction to ECFMG sponsorship of foreign national physicians for the J-1 visa, and includes web-based resources for those who want more information.
- Developed and operated by AAMC.
- Maintains the MyERAS website, where you can register with ERAS, track the status of your MyERAS application and documents, and complete residency applications.
For technical support, contact the ERAS Client Technical Support.
Contact Form: Send a Message
Phone: (202) 862-6264
AAMC Publication: Roadmap to Residency
FindAResident (FAR) is a year-round, web-based search tool developed by the AAMC that is designed to help applicants find open residency and fellowship positions. It supplements ERAS and is ideal for finding unfilled positions—especially if an applicant did not obtain a position through the NRMP Main Residency Match or the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®).
- Collects the preferences of applicants and program directors for available residency positions.
- Matches applicants with available positions.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is a private, nonprofit council responsible for the accreditation of residency education programs within the United States. ACGME accreditation is accomplished through a peer review process and is based upon established standards and guidelines.
FREIDA lists information for the more than 11,000 graduate medical education programs, all accredited by the ACGME, as well as over 100 Board-approved combined specialty programs. Users can search for training programs using a variety of selection criteria such as specialty, state, and 35 other filters.
Phone: (817) 868-4000