ECFMG has expanded its On-line Applicant Status and Information System (OASIS) to allow ERAS 2013 applicants to electronically submit several document types in support of their residency application, including Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs), medical school transcripts, photographs, Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) or “California Letter,” and letters of recommendation (LoRs), if you have not waived your right to view them. Please note that students/graduates of medical schools that participate in the ECFMG Medical School Web Portal (EMSWP) ERAS program cannot upload MSPEs or medical school transcripts using OASIS. Please contact your medical school to have these documents submitted on your behalf. For more information, see the About Supporting Documents page.
As your designated Dean’s office, ERAS Support Services at ECFMG will evaluate each uploaded document to ensure clarity of image and to verify that each document has been uploaded to the slot designated for that document type. Document types that are not part of the ERAS application—document submission forms, AAMC’s Letter Request Form, diplomas, foreign language documents, curriculum vitae, etc.—should not be uploaded. If you upload any of these document types, ECFMG will remove the document, and it will not be transmitted to programs.
Please note that applicants can only upload an LoR using OASIS if they have not waived their right to view the LoR. If you would like to waive your right to view an LoR and have it submitted electronically on your behalf, you can send an electronic request to your letter writer using OASIS. For more information, see the Letter Writer Portal Requests page.
Supporting documents uploaded through OASIS and LWP will take one to two weeks to process. Documents submitted to ECFMG via mail or courier service for scanning will take four to six weeks to process. ERAS Support Services will contact you, via e-mail, about any discrepancies found during the quality control process. For more information on submitting supporting documents using OASIS, see the Electronic Document Submission page.
ERAS 2013 Residency Token Fee
The residency Token fee for the ERAS 2013 season is $100. The Token fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Before you request your Token, make sure you understand the ERAS process and that you need an ERAS 2013 residency Token. For more information, see the Token Request page.
The Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) MyERAS PostOffice opens September 15 for the ERAS 2013 season, two weeks later than last year. On this date, ERAS 2013 participating applicants can begin applying to U.S. residency programs and programs can begin downloading ERAS applications and supporting documents (with the exception of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation). For more information, see the ERAS 2013 Timeline.