Vital Signs

July 2013 

NRMP Agreement

ERAS Reminders

Program Interview Reminders

Student Affairs Web Site

  AMCAS Application Copy


After you have registered with ERAS, you will register with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)
online September 15th. You will use your AAMC ID number.

COST: $60
You may pay by credit card or by "Telecheck"


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ERAS tokens have arrived!

The ERAS tokens (passwords) are now available in the Office for Student Affairs in Room 3134 (Ginny Atwell's Office). You can start working on your application just as soon as you have your token. Residency programs can start viewing applications beginning September 15th.
You will be able to pick up your ERAS token from Student Affairs AFTER you have turned in your 2 required photos.
Click here to go to the March issue of the Vital Signs to determine what types of programs are using the ERAS system this year and check out the Vocabulary section to familiarize yourself with what the differences are between types of programs (categorical vs. prelim etc.). Do thoroughly research programs before you apply to them via ERAS. You should find out application requirements and deadlines. Some programs have provided Web addresses and they are listed in MyERAS.

When picking up your token, please allow an extra minute or two to complete the items related to graduation. YES, graduation!!!

bullet If you still have not done it, get your photographs now (COLOR wallet-size 3.5" x 2.5"). You will want to dress in interview attire!!! Student Affairs requires 2 photos (one for ERAS and one for the Yearbook folks).

Gitchell's (gives a generous discount!), Wal*Mart, 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.Please remember to get a light background. It is very important for scanning purposes, and dress in interview attire.
bulletLetters of recommendation are due in Student Affairs by
9-6-13
(your ERAS application is not considered complete until all of your letters of recommendation are received)

bulletERAS-Specific Guidelines for Letters of Recommendation:

Preferred Method: For each letter author you create in Eras, select "Step 3". Select "Letter Request Form". This creates a physician/student specific Eras Letter ID number. Letter writers or assistants can then upload directly into Eras. You can email this form or submit by hard copy to the letter author.

Procedure for Uploading LOR's: https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/

LOR Portal User Guide for letter writers new to this procedure.

Secondary Option for those unable to upload online: On the "Letter Request Form" under Eras Designated Dean's Office Mailing Address, do NOT enter our mailing address, enter ONLY the email to which the letters must be sent: atwell@virginia.edu and the FAX number: 434-924-5739.

You are responsible for checking the status of which letters have been received by Student Affairsor uploaded by faculty, using MyERAS. Once you have registered with Eras, you can track the status of your letters in the ADTS tab (Applicant Document Tracking System).

**The ERAS software will not allow you to send more than 4 letters of recommendation to one program. Most programs require 3 letters. Be sure to follow the specific instructions from each program - do NOT send them more than the requested number of letters**

MyERAS User Guide: For directions in the ERAS 2013 application, refer to the online User Guide which is available to download. Please remember that you cannot make changes to the Common Application Form itself after it is certified. You can update My Profile to add awards, programs etc..., and you can change your document assignments. You can add programs after you certify for an additional fee.

ERAS NOTICE: BEFORE YOU REGISTER

Applicants should thoroughly research specific program offerings, and find out application requirements and deadlines prior to submitting your application. Web addresses for some programs are available in MyERAS. Also, please review "ERAS Policies" for information about submitting complete and accurate information.


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Program Interview Reminders

bulletSend for program information & application materials in July - August

NOTE* This applies only to programs that do not have online information or do not use ERAS/SF Match or AUA Match, (there are very few programs left that meet this criteria)

bulletCompleted applications & faculty letters of recommendation for all programs (ERAS & NON-ERAS) should be emailed/faxed/transmitted by September 15th

bulletBe sure to call & cancel interviews if you cannot keep the appointment. This is very important for the School of Medicine

bulletPlan to send a thank you note expressing your appreciation after the interview

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USE THE STUDENT SOURCE 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.

 

AMCAS Application Copy

For a FREE copy of your AMCAS application from the last 5 years of entering classes - contact:

amcasexceptions@aamc.org
Fax: (202) 828-1120

Provide: Your name, current mailing address, date of birth, the entering class year to which you applied, your signature, and AAMC user name and password.

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