Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
ERAS is a service that transmits residency, fellowship and osteopathic internship applications, MSPEs, medical school transcripts, Letters of Recommendation, USMLE transcripts, COMLEX transcripts, and other supporting credentials from you and your designated Dean's Office to program directors using the Internet.
ERAS is comprised of four main components:
- The MyERAS Web site. This is where you complete your application and personal statement, select programs to apply to, and assign documents to be received by those programs.
- The Dean's Office Workstation (DWS). This is ERAS software used by staff at your designated Dean's Office. From this software they create the ERAS Token that applicants use to access MyERAS. They also use this system to scan and attach supporting documents to your application, such as photograph, medical school transcript, and MSPE.
- Program Director's Workstation (PDWS). This is ERAS software used by program staff to receive, sort, review, evaluate, and rank applications.
- The ERAS PostOffice. This is a central bank of computers which transfers the applications. You can monitor the activity of your files in the ERAS PostOffice on the Applicant Data Tracking System (ADTS).
How does ERAS work?
- Applicants receive an electronic Token from their assigned Dean's office and use it to access the MyERAS Web site.
- Applicants complete their ERAS application, select programs, assign supporting documents, and transmit their application to programs.
- Schools receive notification of completed application, and start transmitting supporting documents: transcripts, letters of recommendation, photos, MSPEs.
- Examining boards receive and process requests for score reports.
- Programs contact the ERAS PostOffice on a daily basis to download application materials.
- Letters of Recommendation can only be uploaded by the LoR author or their designee.
Any difficulties that you encounter with the process or questions that you might have should be directed to Valerie Poulson, Senior Director, Program Development, Office of Student Affairs, 913.588.7203.