Career Advising

Applying for Residencies and Fellowships

Three medical students
Important Dates — 2016-17




May 1


Tokens issued

May 23 5:30-6:30 p.m. Optional ERAS Meeting, White Hall, McGee Auditorium
May 24 5:30-6:30 p.m. Optional ERAS Meeting, White Hall, McGee Auditorium

June 1


SF Match Ophthalmology registration opens

June 2

9 a.m.

MyERAS opens

June 5

5 p.m.

ERAS Meeting #2, White Hall, McGee Auditorium

June 6

5 p.m.

ERAS Meeting #2, MVH, Beiser Auditorium, Berry Building

June 7

5 p.m.

ERAS Meeting #2, White Hall, McGee Auditorium

June 9

5 p.m.

ERAS Meeting #2, MVH, Beiser Auditorium, Berry Building

June 19


Use token in MyERAS so that we may upload documents

Sept. 1


Deadline to request copy of convocation photo for ERAS if not using new photo

Sept. 6


Applications may be submitted to programs in ERAS (See FAQ about NRMP number in ERAS)

Sept. 7


SF Match Ophthalmology CAS deadline

Sept. 15   Residency programs begin receiving ERAS applications

Sept. 15


SF Match transcripts can be uploaded

Sept. 15


Registration opens for NRMP Match (separate from ERAS registration)

Oct. 1


MSPE Letters are released to programs (ERAS and SF Match)

Nov. 30

11:59 p.m.

NRMP Early Registration ends ($50 late fee after this)

Jan. 5

12 p.m. PST

SF Match Ophthalmology Rank List deadline

Jan. 13


SF Match Ophthalmology results

Jan. 15


NRMP Rank order list entry begins

Feb. 24

9 p.m.

Deadline for NRMP Rank Lists

March 14


Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) begins

March 18


Match Day

Links and Files


AAMC: Association of American Medical Colleges
ERAS: Electronic Residency Application Service — AAMC system for applying to most residency programs
NRMP: National Resident Matching Program — ERAS Applicants and Programs rank each other
SF Match: San Francisco Match — Application system for some residencies in Ophthalmology and Plastic Surgery

ERAS Fellowship Applications

In order for your transcript and MSPE to be uploaded to ERAS for fellowship applications, you must electronically request them. Please follow the instructions on the Medical Institution Document Upload Service page. The medical school does not charge for this service.

For contact information, please use:

Title: Business Services Manager
First Name: Greg
Last Name: Kojola
Middle Name (Optional):
Institution: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Department: Student Affairs/Admissions
Country: USA
Address Line 1: 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Address Line 2 (Optional): 190 White Hall
City: Dayton
State: OH
Postal Code: 45435
E-mail Address:
Phone: (937) 314-1580

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What web browsers are supported by MyERAS?

    Supported Browsers

    • Latest Version of Chrome
    • Latest Version of Firefox
    • Internet Explorer 10 and 11

    Note: ERAS does not enforce any browser restrictions, but ERAS does not support Safari. Mac users needing technical support should use Firefox or Chrome.

  • What is my AAMC ID number?

    The MyERAS application will ask you for your AAMC ID number. This is the number assigned to you when you applied to medical school through AMCAS. If you do not know this number, please contact Student Affairs for it. If you do not use your existing number, you will be assigned a new number, which will cause tracking problems.

  • Can my Letter of Recommendation authors send their letters to the medical school?

    Medical schools can no longer upload or access LORs. Please refer your author to the information on the ERAS LOR Cover sheet that you provided them.

  • Why does ERAS information from others not agree with what the school is telling me?

    There were several changes in the ERAS process for 2016 and 2017. Please consult with Student Affairs for the most current information.

  • What photo is supplied to ERAS?

    New for ERAS 2016 – Medical schools can no longer upload photos to ERAS.  Applicants must upload their own photo.  The school can see your photo after it is uploaded and will advise you if we think there is a problem.  Please see the next question for specifications on photos used for ERAS.  September 1 is the deadline to request your Convocation photo from us if you will not use a newer photo.

  • Are there any requirements for the photo?

    The AAMC guidelines are:
    Photos must not exceed 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size and the file size cannot exceed 100 KB. Save the image at a resolution of 150 dots per inch (dpi), with a .jpg extension if scanning photographs outside of ERAS and/or using a digital camera. Photo must be in color. It must show a full front view of the person's head and shoulders, with full face centered in the middle of the photograph. It must have a plain white or light colored background. Dark colored backgrounds do not display very well in the program's software.

  • What can I do if I can't save my photo in the size and resolution required?

    Just send us the original file and we will size it properly for ERAS.

  • Where do I send my photo?

    Please email the photo to before the deadline.

  • I used ERAS in a past year and now need to apply for a new residency. What do I need to do?

    You need to notify us at for a new token. Details about the current process are available on this webpage.

B2 Essentials

Student Information

Clerkships and electives provide both education and supervised experiences in a variety of medical specialties. For this to occur, you must attend all scheduled activities during each clerkship.

Last edited on 05/23/2017.