The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) is a service of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). ERAS consists of MyERAS for applicants, Dean's Office Workstation (DWS) for the ERAS Fellowship Documents Office (EFDO), Program Director's Workstation (PDWS) for training programs and the ERAS Letter of Recommendation Portal (LoRP) for LoR Authors.
Components of ERAS
ERAS is comprised of four (4) main components:
- MyERAS is the website where applicants complete their MyERAS Application, select programs to apply to, and assign documents to be received by programs.
- DWS is the software used by the Designated Dean's Office. From this software, medical school staff create tokens that applicants use to access MyERAS. They also use this system to upload the medical school transcripts and MSPE.
- PDWS is the ERAS software used by program staff to receive, sort, review, evaluate, and rank applications.
- LoRP a tool that enables LoR Authors and administrative users to upload letters directly to ERAS.
How Does ERAS Work?
- Applicants receive a token from their Designated Dean's Office and use it to register with MyERAS.
- Applicants complete their MyERAS application, select programs, assign supporting documents, and apply to programs.
- Schools receive notification of the completed application, and start uploading supporting documents.
- Examining boards receive and process requests for transcripts.
- Programs receive application materials through the PDWS.