What is ERAS?
One of the rewards in medical education is to write a letter of reference (LoR) for a candidate you believe strongly in.
After I write a letter for the med student or resident, I have to upload the LoR, to ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®). This is a service that transmits the students or residents application and supporting documentation to program directors. The service is part of the AAMC.
Checklist for the process
Verify the deadline for uploading. I strive to have my letters uploaded by August 31.
- Student provides a signed form waiving/not waiving his/her right to see the LoR
- Faculty writes the letter, include correct applicant ERAS letter ID
- Faculty or designee creates an account for the AAMC for the LoR Portal, LoRP
- Faculty or designee logs in to the LoRP and uploads the letter
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