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 (www.aamc.org). 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)
November 8, 2013 presentation
- Road to Residency Timeline
- Residency Application and Match Checklist
Writing a Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Recommendation
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
Old Westbury, NY 11568
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.