ERAS 2015

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 (  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.

Materials (all are in pdf format)


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 2015; 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
          Serota 223
          Northern Boulevard
          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 graduation 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 Newsletter
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.

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 Post Office.

2015 Token Request Form

2015 ERAS Application Worksheet

ERAS for Residency Applicants

ERAS Resources
Resources include:

Be sure to view the Video Tutorial how to guides.

Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
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.

The video stream from the November 8th presentation can be found as follows: