ERAS: Class of 2020, Jonesboro Campus
The Office of Student Administration 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 Administration 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.
Use this 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:
Dr. Kristin Cohen
Assistant Dean, Student Administration
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University
P.O. Box 119
State University, AR 72467