What is the Electronic Residency Application Service? It is a web-based service that transmits all application requirements as well as supporting documentation for US fellowship positions. In today’s post, learn what the components of ERAS as well as the documents to submit for it are. Later, check out important dates to remember for your application.
Components of ERAS
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- MyERAS: This is the website where the applicants can complete their application to MyERAS.
- DWS: This is the software used by the Designated Dean’s Office.
- PDWS: This is the ERAS software used by program staff for receiving, sorting, reviewing, evaluating and ranking applications.
- LoRP: This is the tool that enables LoR authors and administrative users to upload letters directly to ERAS.
Documents for ERAS Fellowship Applicants
- ERAS personal statement
- Medical school transcript
- IMG-Only documents
ERAS 2016 Fellowship Application Timeline
- June 9: MyERAS opens for fellowship applicants
- July 15: ERAS PostOffice opens to July cycle programs
- December 1: ERAS PostOffice opens to December application cycle programs
- May 31: MyERAS closes at 5 pm ET
6 Tips for ERAS Fellowship Applicants
- Update or write your curriculum vitae. If updating it, check it with timely important information about you, your experience and other essential details to include.
- You can request letters of recommendation beforehand.
- Focus on creating a list of programs that pique your interest.
- For specific programs, review websites closely for your guidance.
- You should meet the subspecialty director of the program to which you are applying at your home institution.
- You may also want to talk to the current fellows who also choose the selected subspecialty.
There you have what to know as well as what to submit for your fellowship application. Remember the important dates as well as submit the personal statement for fellowship on time. Finally, see to it that you submit impressive personal statement, CV and LoR. Prepare these important documents early on so that you can still make needed changes until you achieve perfection.