ERAS (The Electronic Residency Application Service)

ERAS (The Electronic Residency Application Service) is a computerized system designed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to simplify and standardize the filing and receipt of applications.

The system 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 their designated dean’s office to residency program directors. It is essentially the electronic version of your CV in standardized format. The usage of the ERAS system incurs a fee, and if you have an up-to-date CV or resume, it will transfer much more easily into the system. The Main Headquarter of The Electronic Residency Application Service is located in Washington, D.C.

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