2023-24 ERAS Application Update

MyERAS® Application and Program Signaling for 2023-24

Over the last two recruitment seasons, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has administered two pilot cycles of the Supplemental ERAS® Application and Preference Signaling.  The AAMC has, over the two seasons, collected feedback, in survey and focus group formats from applicants, medical student advisors, program directors to understand each group’s experience with the application process and based on the feedback have implemented changes to the application process for the upcoming recruitment season.

For the 2023-24 recruitment season, the AAMC has stated the Supplemental ERAS® Application and Preference Signaling will be fully integrated into the MyERAS® application.  There will no longer be a separate application. Details of what is new can be found here.

The Association of Program Directors in IR (APDIR) and the Association of Program Directors in Diagnostic Radiology (APDR) have collaborated under a single title of Radiology for the Interventional Radiology-Integrated and Diagnostic Radiology residencies for the 2023-24 season.  Radiology (IR and DR) this year will share a total of 12 signals using a tired method.  Six (6) signals have been designated as gold (most preferred), and six (6) signals have been designated as silver (preferred).  Applicants can use the 12 to signal IR only, DR only or a combination of IR and DR residency programs.  

The purpose of preference signaling offers applicants an opportunity to notify programs in which they have a strong interest.

AAMC Guidance for Home and Away Rotation Program Signaling
The AAMC suggests that applicants signal their most interested programs regardless of whether they are home or away rotations. This is the most fair and equitable process for all applicant types (MD, DO, and IMGs) and provides all programs that participate in receiving signals with the same information about interest level.

AAMC/Thalamus Collaboration: On April 27, 2023, the AAMC announced their collaboration with Thalamus for the 2023-24 recruitment season.  Details of the collaboration can be found here.

Important Dates

June 7, 2023

2024 ERAS season begins at 9 a.m. ET,

June 30, 2023

Program Signal Opt-In Deadline – Individual programs in participating specialties must opt-in to receive program signals when registering for the ERAS 2024 application season in ERAS Account Maintenance (EAM).

Sept. 6, 2023

Residency applicants may begin submitting MyERAS® applications to programs at 9 a.m. ET.

Sept. 27, 2023

Residency programs may begin reviewing MyERAS applications and MSPEs in the PDWS at 9 a.m. ET.