New MyERAS® Application: Guidance for Emergency Medicine

For the past two Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application cycles, the AAMC researched and refined new MyERAS® content via the supplemental ERAS application.  Beginning in the 2023-2024 ERAS application cycle, there will be no more supplemental ERAS application.  Instead, all residency and fellowship programs in all specialties will see this new content in the form of an updated experiences section and a geographic preferences section within MyERAS®.  Program signaling will also be available for participating residency specialties (including emergency medicine).

Please visit the AAMC MyERAS Application and Program Signaling for 2023-2024 webpage for comprehensive information regarding the new MyERAS® application.  There are several webinars tailored to your position (applicant, advisor, dean, program staff) as well as videos dedicated to separate sections of the MyERAS® app.

 

Education for Applicants & Advisors

High yield resources for applicants & advisors from the AAMC MyERAS Application and Program Signaling for 2023-2024 webpage include:

    • This should be the first guide you read
    • This clearly lays out what is/is not included in the new MyERAS® application. This allows applicants to begin working on their application offline

Additional EM specific guidance can be found here:

 

Education for Residency Programs

High yield resources for residency programs from the AAMC MyERAS Application and Program Signaling for 2023-2024 webpage include:

For EM specific guidance, please view our recorded CORD Connects Webinar from May 19, 2023.

 

Research

ERAS Supplemental Application research, data and reports from 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 can be found here.   More data will be posted as it is published.  The AAMC will continue to conduct research on the new ERAS application updates.  The AAMC invites individuals interested in serving on future focus groups about ERAS content changes to email residencyinterview@aamc.org with their name, email, role, and program/school affiliation.

The ERAS® Application Working Group (EAWG) [formerly the Program Signaling Working Group] will be working with the AAMC on various research projects surrounding program signaling in EM as well as implementation of the new MyERAS® application.  You do not require the approval of ERAS or the EAWG to perform your own research on program signaling or the new MyERAS® application in EM.  However, it would be in everyone’s best interest to work together and not duplicate research efforts, therefore we request you contact Alexis Pelletier-Bui (pelletier-bui-alexis@cooperhealth.edu) with research ideas surrounding PS.  There will be opportunities to work with the EAWG and AAMC on individual projects.  If you bring forth an idea that the AAMC or EAWG already plans to research, we can connect you with the appropriate individuals to combine efforts.  Alternatively, if you bring forth a project that has not already been proposed, we may be able to connect you with the resources/data you may need for your project.

Please read the following AAMC research expectations/regulations regarding program signaling & the MyERAS® application:

You can use the ERAS data from your program for research and survey purposes. When conducting your research, please abide by the following guidelines:

  1. Any use of ERAS application data for research is bound by the security and privacy provisions that are agreed to when a program uses ERAS for its application activities.
  2. Data that are downloaded from the PDWS for research purposes should be stored on secure computers.
  3. Access to identified data should be limited to as few persons as possible.
  4. To the extent possible, de-identify the research data set to remove personal identifiers.
  5. Be clear in any report of the data that the sample is limited to only applicants to your program/institution and not national representation.
  6. These data may not be shared with anyone outside the institution of the ERAS program.
  7. No publication or presentation of these data may allow for explicit or passive identification of any individual or medical school.
  8. Please provide us with any manuscript for our records.  While AAMC review is not required, researchers often find our review helpful; we are happy to provide feedback upon request.‚Äč

 

ERAS Application Working Group

The decision for EM to participate in PS was made by representatives from the Council of Residency Directors in EM (CORD) Application Process Improvement Committee (APIC), CORD Advising Students Committee in EM (ASC-EM), the CORD Board of Directors, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Clerkship Directors in EM (CDEM), SAEM Residents and Medical Students (RAMS), Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA), and American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association (AAEM/RSA) [formerly the PS Working Group (PSWG), now the ERAS Application Working Group (EAWG)].  The EAWG has worked together to create EM specific educational materials and will continue to work together to evaluate the program signaling and changes to the MyERAS®  application over the upcoming year.