ERAS Support Services for Letter Writers

ERAS Support Services Overview AAMC's Letter of Recommendation Portal Assistance

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.

ERAS Support Services Overview

The Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®), developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), allows medical school students and graduates to apply electronically for first- and second-year (PGY-1 and PGY-2) residency positions in U.S. programs of graduate medical education (GME). ECFMG serves as the designated Dean’s office for all international medical students/graduates (IMGs) who use ERAS. As the designated Dean’s office, ECFMG assists IMGs throughout the MyERAS application process.

ERAS Support Services at ECFMG issues each applicant an ERAS Token, which allows the applicant to access the AAMC MyERAS website to complete his/her residency application. ERAS Support Services also receives the applicant’s supporting documents and transmits them to the MyERAS application, where they can be downloaded by the residency programs to which the applicant has applied.

Letters of recommendation (LoRs) are one type of document that can be submitted in support of an individual’s ERAS residency application.

AAMC’s Letter of Recommendation Portal (LoRP) provides letter writers with the ability to electronically submit LoRs directly to ERAS Support Services at ECFMG on behalf of an applicant. Detailed information on how to upload letters of recommendation using AAMC’s LoRP is available at https://www.aamc.org/services/eras-for-institutions/lor-portal.

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