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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…

Bullets or Paragraphs in MyERAS Experiences Section?

The process of completing the MyERAS Application can be confusing and stressful. To make matters worse, the advice you receive is often conflicting. One of the most difficult sections of the MyERAS Application to fill out is the Experiences section. Below, we will discuss how to write and format this section successfully. What should be…

Approaching Red Flags in Your Residency Application

Program Directors and Interview Selection Committees look for certain criteria during the application process. Similarly, when presented with a residency application, they will make note of any red flags. There are a variety of red flags for a residency candidate, but do not worry! When you are aware of what might be a residency red…

What Counts as Work, Research & Volunteer Experience in MyERAS

The MyERAS Application requires a lot of information in order to successfully match programs and applicants. The Experiences Section is often overlooked, however it is one of the most important parts of the application. This section focuses on personal perspective and experiences to give a well-rounded view of the applicant. Below, we will examine how to…

Supplemental ERAS Application 2022-2023

There are many components to creating a successful MyERAS Application, and during the 2021-2022 Match cycle the AAMC introduced a new one: the Supplemental ERAS Application. They designed this application “to help students share more about themselves and assist program directors in finding applicants that fit their programs’ setting and mission.” Below, we will explore…