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2025 ERAS Application Updates 

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Dear Residency Aspirants,

I hope you are gearing up for a relentless yet exciting 2025 Match season! This blog aims to update you on the new changes to the 2025 MyERAS Application.

What’s new in ERAS 2025?

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Changes in Fee Structure

The fee structure has been revised to be more cost-effective, offering savings of up to 36% for most applicants. Additionally, those with expanded AAMC Fee Assistance benefits can receive a 60% discount on up to 50 applications. This is great news, as the Fee Assistance Program will now be extended to ERAS residency applicants.

And this is how the fees compare to the existing fee structure.

Programs per Specialty New Application Fees (effective June 2024) Existing Application Fees 
20 $11 per application = $220 $99 for the first 10, plus $19 for each additional = $289 
30 $11 per application = $330 $289 for the first 20, plus $23 for each additional = $519 
40 $11 for the first 30, plus $30 for each additional = $630 $519 for the first 30, plus $27 for each additional = $789 

Source : AAMC

However, this structure only applies to residency applications; fellowship programs are not included in this change.

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Changes in Program Signaling

Signaling is a crucial component of the ERAS application process, highlighting your genuine interest in specific programs. Many programs utilize these signals to determine which applicants to invite for interviews.

Since the allowable number of signals differs by specialty, it’s recommended to use them strategically, targeting programs where you see the best fit.

The following specialties are participating in the signaling process for the 2025 season.

Residency Specialty 

Number of Program Signals 

Anesthesiology  

5 (gold), 10 (silver) 

Child Neurology & Neurodevelopmental Disabilities  

3 

Dermatology  

3 (gold), 25 (silver) 

Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Radiology  

6 (gold), 6 (silver) 

Emergency Medicine  

5* 

Family Medicine  

5 

General Surgery  

15 

Internal Medicine  

3 (gold), 12 (silver) 

Internal Medicine & Psychiatry  

2 

Neurological Surgery  

25 

Neurology  

8 

Orthopedic Surgery  

30 

Otolaryngology  

25 

Pathology  

5 

Pediatrics  

5 

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

8 

Public Health and General Preventive Medicine  

3 

Psychiatry  

10 

Radiation Oncology  

4 

Thoracic Surgery  

3 

Transitional Year 

12 

Source: AAMC

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Section Changes

The main section changes in ERAS 2025 are:

  • Questions regarding ACLS, BLS, and PALS certificates have been removed from the “Personal Information” section but now you can add these certificates under “Licenses & Certifications”.
  • Hobbies & Interests have been removed from the menu of selected experience types but are now a separate section under the Experience part of ERAS.
  • Self-identification section has been expanded to include more options for ethnicity.
  • Honors & Awards is a new subsection under Education that allows you to add multiple honors and awards.
  • Professional membership now is a subsection under Education where you can add each membership separately.
  • The Medical Education/Training Interruption has been modified to only include professionalism or academic issues (excluding health, disability or family status).
  • Language section: Now there is a question to check whether you meet the Advanced level for English language proficiency. You don’t need to add a proficiency level to other languages you add.
  • Publications: AMA citation style has replaced the APA style
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Additional Features in the Residency Explorer™️ Tool

There are several changes made to this tool in order to provide an optimal application experience and offer invaluable information to assist you in your journey.

Interview Insights: Compare your profile with previous candidates who received interview offers from your target programs.

Updated Program Signals and Geographic Data: Access data showing the interview invitation rates for applicants based on their use of Program Signals and geographic ties to the programs.

Custom Profile Matching: Find programs that align with your specific needs and career goals by selecting program characteristics that are important to you.

Verified Data from Trusted Sources: The Residency Explorer Tool offers data verified directly from six national organizations involved in the residency transition.

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Thalamus Information for ERAS Applicants

You now have access to a unified platform that streamlines and improves the process of scheduling and managing interviews.

Applicants will have free access to all thalamus products and they can set up their thalamus accounts starting July 2024.

Source: AAMC

FAQs

When can I submit my ERAS application?

You may begin submitting your ERAS application starting September 4, 2024, at 9 AM EST.

When will program directors be able to review my ERAS application?

Program directors will be able to review your ERAS application starting September 25, 2024, at 9 AM EST.

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When is it recommended to submit my ERAS application?

It’s advisable to submit your ERAS application 1-2 days before residency programs begin reviewing applications to ensure a smooth submission process. Although programs start reviewing applications on September 25 at 9 AM EST, submitting your application around September 23 or 24 can help avoid potential delays caused by website crashes or other technical issues. This proactive approach allows time to address any unexpected complications that may arise during the submission process.

Is there a difference between submitting my ERAS application on September 25 or an earlier date?

No, because they will all be stamped by the same time, which is Sep 25, 9 AM EST.

Is there a difference between submitting my ERAS application on September 25 or later?

Yes, it is recommended to submit your ERAS application before programs can review applications on Sep 25, 9 AM EST. If you submit later, programs might not review your ERAS application if they already downloaded applications prior to your submission.

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