The Office of Student 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 in April 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 April 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 Services is responsible for attaching supporting documentation Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) 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.
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 2016; however, the number is not necessary for the form. Completed letters along with Request Form should be sent to:
Dean Felicia Bruno
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Old Westbury, NY 11568
LoR Policy for LoR Authors File
SLOE (Standard Letter of Evaluation) for Emergency Medicine ONLY File
Guides (all are in pdf format)
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.
Choices Newsletter (Careers in Medicine)
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 (PDW), and ERAS Post Office.
2016 Token Request Form (Word document)
MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation)
The purpose of the MSPE is to evaluate a medical students' 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 actvities 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. ALL information regarding the MSPE (Questionnaire, FAQs, Presentation) can be found on Akila.
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