Date: September 10, 2019
The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) Token is a one-time, unique access code provided to applicants which grants access to register for the residency application process via MyERAS. For medical students, it marks the beginning of the 2020 residency application timeline.
Why are ERAS token important?
The ERAS token is necessary to register for the residency application process. Without the token, an applicant is unable to apply to residency using the ERAS system.
How do I get ERAS Token?
Candidates are provided tokens based upon the type of medical school they attended.
What do I do once I have an ERAS token?
How do I register for MyERAS?
For domestic US graduates, ERAS tokens are pre-distributed by medical schools with the MyERAS system opening on June 6th, 2019. For IMGs, the ECFMG begins distributing ERAS tokens on June 25th, 2019 and candidates may begin applying in MyERAS immediately thereafter.
Note: Not all residency specialties use ERAS for their application processes. The Ophthalmology and Plastic Surgery specialties utilize a service called the San Francisco (SF) Match. For more information, please review the SF Match homepage.
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