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Guide to Residency Letters of Communication

While it may be tempting to take a break after submitting your ERAS Application for Residency, it is important you do not lose focus! Following up with residency programs using Residency Letters of Communication during the Match cycle is extremely important and can help garner more interviews, higher rankings, and ultimately, increase your chances at…

Tips for Acing Your Residency Interview

If you received residency interview invites, congratulations! Now it’s time to prepare for the interview. Make sure to read everything you should know about how to prepare before, what to expect during, and what to make sure to do after the interview. Preparation BEFORE the interview Do your residency interview homework. Learn about: The program:…

Letters of Intent vs. Letters of Interest

After applying, candidates often experience anxiety over the waiting period. Many applicants believe that all you can do is wait to see if you receive interviews and ultimately a Match. However, there are some methods that can be used to increase chances at an interview, or a successful Match. Letters of Interest and Letters of…

Supplemental ERAS Application: Other Impactful Experiences

When you complete the Supplemental ERAS Application there is a chance to share more detail and context about who you are. The written portion is called past experiences, and is divided into two sections. The other impactful experiences section allows 750 characters and can include more personal details about hardships you have overcome on your…

Supplemental ERAS Application: Meaningful Experiences

During the 2021-2022 Match cycle the AAMC introduced a new optional step to the ERAS application: the Supplemental ERAS Application. While it is not required for all specialties, it is useful when applicable. A major part of this application is the meaningful experiences section, which is a chance to share what has shaped the specific…

CV Tips for Residency Applicants

The CV, sometimes referred to as a “Residency Resume” is very useful tool for all residency applicants. Although the “CV” is not technically part of the ERAS Application, it is similar in content to the Work, Research, and Volunteer Experiences section of MyERAS. However, if an applicant wishes to send Letters of Interest, for example,…

What Makes a Strong LoR for Residency?

Letters of Recommendation (LoRs) are one of the most important components of every residency candidate’s ERAS Application. This is the opportunity for Program Directors to hear from your supervisors how you worked in the field and what you are like as a person. You must choose which LoR’s to share with programs carefully. A strong…

What NOT to include in your MyERAS Application

There are a lot of steps in a student’s medical education journey. When you fill out your MyERAS Application, it can be hard to decide what to include. This is your opportunity to show who you are alongside the metrics, so don’t be hasty. In this blog, we will discuss what not to include your…