Terms and Conditions for Use of the Supplemental ERAS Application within the Electronic Residency Application Service:
Programs in the specialties found here: https://connect.aamc.org/resourcelibraries/suppapp
are eligible to receive some or all information collected in the Supplemental ERAS application. By using the Supplemental ERAS Application, You, a Program Director, a Designated Institutional Official (DIO), or other Training Program User, agree to the following additional Terms and Conditions:
(1) Sign up. If you are the DIO (or designee), or Training Program Director, you must alert ERAS if your program will be receiving information from the Supplemental ERAS Application by indicating your participation status in EAM by July 1, 2022.
(2) Applicant Participation is Voluntary. Not all applicants will elect to participate in the Supplemental ERAS Application. Programs should not assume that the absence of supplemental ERAS information from an applicant indicates the applicant is not interested in their program.
(3) Geographic Preference and Program Signaling Confidentiality. You will know if an applicant has a geographic preference for your division or sent a program signal to your program. You will not know if an applicant has opted out of providing a geographic preference or program signaling or if they indicated a preference for another division or program. The following actions are prohibited:
i. Disclosing the identity of an applicant who has indicated a geographic preference for your division and/or has sent your program a signal.
ii. Asking an applicant whether they participated in the geographic preference section, program signaling, which divisions they preferred, and/or to which programs they sent signals.
iii. To prevent undue pressure on applicants or unhelpful comparisons between programs, the AAMC prohibits programs from disclosing the number of geographic preferences and/or the number program signals received.
iv. Geographic preference and program signal information is appropriate for use in pre-interview screening only. It should not be used when creating or finalizing the program’s rank order list or the preference list created during SOAP.
(4) Violation of Geographic Preference and Program Signaling Confidentiality Rules. A program who is found to have violated the Geographic Preference and Program Signaling Confidentiality Rules will be considered to have violated this Agreement, and in addition to other consequences may jeopardize their ability to participate in future cycles.