Vital Signs

June 2012 


MSPE Interview Reminders

NRMP Agreement & Fee

ERAS Reminders

  Misc. Reminders

bulletBIOSKETCH was due:

MAY 7, 2012


Personal Statement is due:

bullet2 Days before your MSPE appointment



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If you haven't scheduled your MSPE interview, please do so! Deadline for interviews: August 17. Please check the link above to verify your appt. If it is incorrect or if you do not have one scheduled, please contact Ginny by phone or in person as soon as possible.

Consult the April 2012 issue of the Vital Signs for information regarding scheduling your appointment.

Contact Ginny Atwell at 924-2133 to schedule your appointment.

Check the Student Affairs web site to verify your appointment date and time

Biosketch was due May 7. Send it via email as an attachment, and submit a hard copy as well. Be sure to consult the instructions for use located in the April 2012 issue. Please use Microsoft Word for the Biosketch to be completed correctly.

Your Personal Statement is due 2 days before your appointment.



NRMP Agreement & Fee

The online applicant registration will open August 15th.

The fee will be $50 this year, so you can factor that into your financial planning.

The AAMC ID that you received for your AMCAS will be your ID for ERAS and the NRMP. After you login and register with the two respective sites, they will confirm that this is your ID and that you will use it as your logon hence forth. Please make a note of it and your passwords and keep them someplace safe. If you can't remember your AAMC ID, check with Ginny. (924-2133). Do NOT create a new one.

Important: The NRMP requires that each medical school certify participants as being potential graduates. You cannot participate in the Match unless you are certified. To be certified you need to take both USMLE Step 2 CK and CS by December 30th. If you haven't scheduled your exams do so now!



ERAS tokens and MyERAS will be available to students mid-July.

bulletCarefully read instructions for requesting letters of recommendation.

bulletYour AAMC ID is on your AMCAS application.
bulletGet your photographs now
COLOR, 3.5" x 2.5" {wallet size, NOT passport}, light colored background, Interview Attire).
***You'll want at least 2 for Ginny (for ERAS and for the yearbook).
*** Gitchell's, Wal*Mart, Sears (they charge $30 extra for copyrights), K-Mart, and F-Stop Photo (Seminole Square) all offer nice deals, but you are certainly welcome to use whomever you like. I cannot use digital photos or passport photos however.
***Your photos will be your gateway to gaining access to the ERAS tokens once they arrive.***
bulletSubmit your ERAS application via the web by
bulletERAS letters of recommendation are due in Student Affairs by 9-7-12




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USMLE Step 1 & Step 2 (CK&CS) are required for graduation and to be certified to particpate in the NRMP match. You must take Step 2 (both steps) before December 30th. See the USMLE reporting site on report dates, and please note that they are consistently almost always accurate for the Report Closing Date.

Use The Student Affairs Web Site: Remember to use & bookmark the "Student Source" web site!. Use it to access FREIDA, AAMC, NRMP, ERAS & other residency information. Just click on Residency Information on the home page.

Career Planning Web Site: The AAMC Career Planning Page now requires a login and password to utilize their site. Some of you have already entered the site, those who have not will need a password. It has been assigned by the AAMC.



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