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.
This section of the ERAS Support Services website is designed to provide international medical schools with resources and updates in connection with the MyERAS application process and to keep these schools apprised of new developments as the ERAS program evolves.
We realize the ERAS application and U.S. residency recruitment processes are stressful for applicants. ERAS Support Services is committed to providing optimal service, quick turnaround times, and guidance to all who seek our assistance. ECFMG will continue to:
The ECFMG Medical School Web Portal (EMSWP) provides access to ECFMG’s web-based services for international medical schools and includes a program for ERAS Support Services.
Through EMSWP ERAS, international medical schools upload supporting documents on behalf of their students and graduates; track receipt of these supporting documents by ECFMG; and verify the ERAS registration activity of their students and graduates.
Please note that students and graduates of schools that participate in EMSWP ERAS will not have the ability to upload Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs) and medical school transcripts themselves. These documents must be uploaded via EMSWP ERAS on their behalf by the participating medical schools.
EMSWP is available to international medical schools at no cost. ECFMG processes documents uploaded through EMSWP ERAS within two business days.
For more information on how a medical school can establish an EMSWP ERAS account, international medical school representatives should e-mail ERAS Support Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on all of the services available to medical schools through EMSWP, please visit the EMSWP Overview page.
For information on how to submit medical school transcripts for transfer students, please visit the Transfer Student page.
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[Last update: February 28, 2022]