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.
- New as of 2016 - The DWS will no longer be able to upload Letters of Recommendation on behalf of letter writers. The letter writer or their assistant must now upload the LoR.
ERAS Residency Applicant Site
Any difficulties that you encounter with the process or questions that you might have should be directed to Lauren Parker, Director-Professional Programs, Office of Student Affairs, 913.588.5261.
May 22, 2017