ERAS: Class of 2020, Long Island Campus

The Office of Student Services/Residency and Career Services administers the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). ERAS is the service that transmits applications, Letters of Recommendation (LoRs), Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs), medical school transcripts, USMLE transcripts, COMLEX transcripts, and other supporting documents to residency program directors.

ERAS consists of five components: the web-based site for applicants (called MyERAS), the Dean's Office Work Station (DWS), the Program Director's Work Station (PDWS), the Letter of Recommendation Portal (LoR Portal) and the ERAS Post Office (ERAS PO). ERAS opens in May/June and can be accessed through the AAMC website. A Token Number is required to access MyERAS for the first time. NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine students will be sent a Token Number in June (between second and third year) so they can access the Personal Information page and the LoR Portal. Once the system opens in June (fourth year), students can log onto MyERAS using any web browser and begin working.

The Office of Student Services/Residency and Career Services is responsible for attaching supporting documentation (Medical Student Performance Evaluation/MSPE, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine transcript) to the ERAS application. Once received, the supporting documentation is scanned into the student's application and transmitted to the ERAS Post Office. Residency programs are able to download this information by connecting to the ERAS Post Office using their Program Director's Work Station. Program Directors can review, sort, and print applications using criteria established by their program.

Career Counseling

NYITCOM provides career counseling to provide students with functional skills and knowledge in order to choose a career specialty to ultimately obtain the residency of their choice. To support this initiative, career counselors are available to meet with students throughout their years of medical education. Counselors are available in person and via Zoom meetings to address several career counseling topics such as, but not limited to, Careers in Medicine (CIM), writing a personal statement, drafting a CV, preparing for residency interviews and the residency application, letters of recommendation, parallel plans, timeline of events, ERAS, specialty requirements, scores for competitive residencies, The Match and SOAP, and scramble processes.

Students meet with counselors during both day and evening hours for individual counseling and group workshops some run by practicing physicians representing different specialties. Students who are at risk for potentially not matching due to academic reasons are referred to the academic deans in the COM.

Materials

Use the following form when requesting Letters of Recommendation. ERAS IDs will be assigned when the ERAS site opens; however, the number is not necessary for the form.

Completed letters along with LoR form should be sent to:

Dean Felicia Bruno
Student Services
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Serota 223
Northern Boulevard
Old Westbury, NY 11568