Preparing Your Residency Application
Providing complete and accurate information about yourself is crucial to connecting with residency programs during The Match Process.
The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) has created an online tool -- the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) -- to facilitate the collection and sharing of information between students and residency programs. As you prepare for The Match, you will create a personal profile in ERAS, view program information, request letters of reference and other documents, and even apply to residency programs all through the ERAS system.
Each part of your ERAS profile is important and has a part to play in representing who you are, your skills, interests, and achievements so far. Explore the links below for specific insight into each part the residency application and tips on how you can make the most of your application.
Requirements for International Medical Graduates
International Medical Graduates (IMGs) must meet certain criteria in order to apply for U.S.-based residency programs. Learn about IMG requirements »
Strolling Through the Match
For a comprehensive guide of the Match process from start to finish -- including the timeline, process, and tips on ranking programs -- download this all-in-one resource from the AAFP.