Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
All four residency programs at New Hanover Regional Medical Center receive residency applications over the Internet using ERAS - the Electronic Residency Application Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
ERAS was developed to save time and effort for all involved in the residency application process -- applicants, schools, and programs -- while using the Internet for the rapid delivery of residency applications, transcripts, deans letter and recommendations. The ERAS is designed to consolidate and streamline the process at every stage.The ERAS application includes all traditional components of a residency application, including the application itself, a personal statement, deans letter, medical school transcript, and letters of recommendation. In addition, upon the applicants request, as USMLE transcript, including test history and scores, may be included. International graduate applications also include and Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Status Report with regularly updated information about the applicants certification status. A photograph may be provided for each applicant, which may be viewed after the student has been invited for and interview. Information such as past employment and volunteer activities, formerly provided by some students in the form of a curriculum vitae, is part of the ERAS Common Application Form.
- Complete a common residency application on a computer diskette
- Take the diskette to the Deans Office or, for students and graduates of foreign medical schools, mail it to
- ECFMG.ECFMG-ERAS PROGRAM
- P.O. Box 13467
- Philadelphia, PA 19104-3467
- Phone: (215) 386-5900 website: www.ecfmg.org/erasinfo.htm
- The diskette will be loaded into a secure workstation and joined with the applicants scanned transcript, deans letter and letters of recommendation.The AAMC is working closely with ECFMG for processing international medical graduates through ERAS. ECFMG has been the deans office for the international medical graduates applying to residency positions using ERAS since the pilot implementation in 1995. IMGs mail completed diskettes to ECFMG, which then transmits the application to the programs designated by the applicant. ECFMG also transmits a Certification Status Report and USMLE scores for IMGs applying through ERAS. IMG applicants must have passed at least one part of the certification exams to use ERAS. ECFMG has been earnestly preparing for ERAS expansion into internal medicine.
- Documents will be sent over the Internet to the residency programs designated by the applicant.