ERAS for Fellowships

A number of fellowship programs also use the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) for their application process. Eligibility for fellowship positions generally requires completion of a residency program. Contact the fellowship program for specific requirements and application procedures.

The ERAS Process for Fellowship Applicants


Contact programs directly to learn about their participation status in ERAS, the ERAS application cycle in which they are participating (July or December cycle), their program requirements, and the mechanism (ERAS or other) for applying to their programs.


Contact the ERAS Fellowships Documents Office (EFDO)( for an electronic token, instructions for accessing MyERAS, and information for completing the application process using ERAS.


Go to the ERAS website( and complete your application and designation list. Use online help and the Fellowship Application Checklist( to guide you through the process of completing your ERAS application.


Use EFDO Online Services to submit your medical performance evaluation, medical school transcript, and a photograph. Letters of recommendation may be submitted through the ERAS LoR Portal. Contact your medical school to determine its policy on releasing medical school transcripts, and MSPEs. If your school will not release these directly to you, it may submit directly to the EFDO using its Medical Institution Document Upload Service.


Use ERAS’s "Programs Applied To" page to confirm that supporting documents were uploaded to ERAS and, later, that documents are downloaded by programs. Check your email frequently for requests for additional information and invitations.

Learn more by visiting the ERAS Fellowship Document Office website(

Fellowship Specialties Using ERAS
Fellowship Specialties Using ERAS: Adolescent MedicineHematology and OncologyPediatric Infectious Disease
Fellowship Specialties Using ERAS: Allergy/ImmunologyHospice and Palliative MedicinePediatric Nephrology
Fellowship Specialties Using ERAS: Cardiovascular DiseaseInfectious DiseasePediatric Rehab Medicine
Fellowship Specialties Using ERAS: Child Abuse PediatricsInterventional CardiologyPediatric Rheumatology
Fellowship Specialties Using ERAS: Colon and Rectal SurgeryMaternal-Fetal MedicinePediatric Surgery
Fellowship Specialties Using ERAS: Complex General Surgical OncologyMedical GeneticsPulmonary Disease
Fellowship Specialties Using ERAS: Critical Care Medicine
Neonatal/Perinatal MedicinePulmonary Disease & Critical Care
Fellowship Specialties Using ERAS: Developmental-Behavioral PediatricsNephrologyRheumatology
Fellowship Specialties Using ERAS: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
OncologySleep Medicine
Fellowship Specialties Using ERAS: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive SurgeryPain MedicineSports Medicine
Fellowship Specialties Using ERAS: GastroenterologyPediatric CardiologyThoracic Surgery
Fellowship Specialties Using ERAS: Geriatric MedicinePediatric Critical Care MedicineVascular Neurology
Fellowship Specialties Using ERAS: Gynecologic OncologyPediatric Emergency MedicineVascular Surgery
Fellowship Specialties Using ERAS: Headache MedicinePediatric EndocrinologyVascular and Interventional Radiology
Fellowship Specialties Using ERAS: HematologyPediatric Hematology/Oncology 
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