The Office of Student Administrative Services implements the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
ERAS consists of four components: the Web-based Applicant site (called MyERAS), the Dean's Office Workstation (DWS), the Program Director's Workstation (PDWS) and the ERAS PostOffice (ERAS PO). ERAS opens on July 1st and can be accessed through the AAMC Website (www.aamc.org). A Token Number is required to access MyERAS for the first time. NYIT-COM students will be sent a Token Request Form in late June which will result in a Token Number. Once the token is received, students can log onto MyERAS using any Web browser and begin working on the CAF (Common Application Form) and Personal Statement.
The Office of Student Administrative Services is responsible for attaching supporting documentation Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), Letters of Recommendation (LoR), Photograph, and NYIT-COM transcript to the ERAS application. Once received, the supporting documentation is scanned into the student's application and transmitted to the ERAS PostOffice. Residency programs are able to download this information by connecting to the ERAS PostOffice using their Program Director's Workstation. Program Directors can review, sort and print applications using criteria established by their program. Students are able to track the status of their application through the ADTS (Applicant Document Tracking System) in ERAS.
ERAS Workshop (June 7, 2013)
Workshop packet materials (all are in pdf format):
- MyERAS Process
- The ERAS Process diagram
- Application Sections
- Early Match Timeline
- Residency Match Timeline
- Writing a Curriculum Vitae
- Sample CV
- Writing Your Personal Statement
- Worksheet for Personal Statement
- Letters of Recommendation
- Choosing a Specialty
- Interviewing Basics
- Frequently Asked Questions
Letter of Recommendation (LoR) Request Form
Use this form when requesting Letters of Recommendation. ERAS IDs will be assigned when the ERAS site opens for the Class of 2014; however, the number is not necessary for the form. Completed letters along with Request Form should be sent to:
Dean Felicia Bruno
Student Administrative Services
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Old Westbury, NY 11568
These publications will assist you throughout the residency application process:
Strolling Through the Match (AAFP)
This guide, which is published annually by the AAFP, provides links and advice on applying to programs and getting the residency and career you want.
Roadmap to Residency: From Application to the Match and Beyond
This second edition (2007) of the AAMC "Roadmap to Residency: From Application to the Match and Beyond" document provides comprehensive information about the process of making application to graduate medical education programs in the United States. It includes a description of candidacy requirements, factors involved in specialty choice, possible criteria for residency selection, and information about matching processes, program visits, and potential application outcomes, as well as about the transition from medical school to residency.
Careers in Medicine (CIM)
A career planning program developed and run by the AAMC designed to help students choose a medical specialty and select and apply to a residency program. To register with CIM, you must have your AAMC user name and password.
Choices is the CIM newsletter. Published in PDF Format four times a year, Choices provides pertinent information about specialty choice, getting into residency, and other important guidance related to medical student career-planning.
List of the Class of 2013 graduates and where they matched.
Researching Residency Programs
FREIDA Online is a database with over 8,700 graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, as well as over 200 combined specialty programs.
Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) is a service that transmits the MyERAS application and supporting documentation from applicants and their Designated Dean's Office to program directors. ERAS consists of MyERAS, Dean's Office Workstation (DWS), Program Director's Workstation (PDWS), and ERAS PostOffice.
2014 ERAS Application Worksheet
ERAS for Residency Applicants
- MyERAS User Guide (for residency applicants);
- MyERAS Worksheet (to assist applicants with completing the online MyERAS application);
- MyERAS (overview of the MyERAS application process);
- LoR Process (overview of the Letters of Recommendation process in MyERAS);
- ADTS for Applicants (overview of the Applicant Document Tracking System (ADTS) for applicants);.
Be sure to view the Video Tutorial how to guides.
MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation)
The purpose of the MSPE is to evaluate a medical student's performance, not to recommend or predict future achievements. The MSPE describes, usually in sequential order, your academic history and performance through your first three years of medical school. It also details personal and professional attributes and experiences, if and only if they relate directly to medicine. Your MSPE will contain information about your activities during medical school. In addition, if you are engaged in medically related experiences prior to entering medical school, we can include that information as well. When filling out your MSPE Questionnaire, you may include information on undergraduate activities, postgraduate education, prior careers and volunteer work but ONLY IF THE INFORMATION IS DIRECTLY MEDICALLY RELATED. Information contained in your MSPE comes directly from your MSPE Questionnaire.
MSPE Frequently Asked Questions
AOA Match (National Matching Services)
The AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program is a matching program that places students into osteopathic graduate medical education positions in the United States for the first postdoctoral year of training (OGME-1). The Intern/Resident Registration Program (the "Match") is sponsored and supervised by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). the Match is administered on behalf of the AOA by National Matching Services Inc.
Match Data and Reports
Overview of the Match
- The Process
- Preparing for the Match
- Participating in the Match
- OGME-1 Requirements for Specialty Training
- Program Types offered in the Match
- Students with Military Commitments
- Match Results and Contracts
- Withdrawing Match Students from NRMP
- Unmatched Students and Unfilled Programs
The Matching Algorithm
List of Participating Programs
Creating a Rank Order List
How to Enter Your Rankings
Couples in the Match
ACGME Match (National Resident Matching Program)
The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education (GME) in the United States.
Match Data and Reports
Overview of the Match - webcasts
- Creating a Rank Order List
- Couples in the Match
- How the Algorithm Works
- NRMP Policy
- SOAP (Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Policy)
The San Francisco Matching program has coordinated the processing, distribution and review of applicants for post graduate medical education training programs. The service currently administers applicant review and ranking processes for positions in both residency and fellowship specialties as well as several subspecialties.
Central Application Service
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Urology Residency Match Program
Military GMDE website is for individuals considering a career as a military physician, for current medical students of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and for those attending a civilian medical school under the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). The military "match" occurs before the civilian "match" so that those not selected for military GME still have time to apply for the civilian GME. Applications begin to be submitted in September of the fourth year of medical school and must be complete before November.
U.S. Air Force
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