The following is a general timeline that outlines the residency application process. Please access the links below for specific timelines, ERAS and Match registration, information on residency programs, and information on residency supporting documents.
|Timeline:||Third Year into Fourth Year|
|October-March:||Begin working on your Curriculum Vitae (CV)|
Research residency programs and request information and/or application materials (DCOM Sponsored Residency Programs A-OPTIC, AOA Opportunities, and AMA’s FREIDA).
Write your Personal Statement(s)
Begin requesting Letters of Recommendation (LoRs) if you have not already done so
ERAS tokens distributed to applicants by the Department of Career Services
MyERAS Web site opens to osteopathic applicants to begin working on their applications. Osteopathic applicants may begin selecting and applying to osteopathic training programs only.
ERAS is a separate and distinct service from the Match. ERAS is used to apply for programs, while the Match determines the final placements into programs. More information and links for both below.
Osteopathic training programs can begin contacting the ERAS PostOffice to download application files.
|September 1:||NRMP opens for registration for the allopathic Match|
|September 15:||Applicants begin applying to/transmitting their ERAS applications to ACGME residency programs|
|October 15:||DO applicant MSPE’s are released to programs|
Recommended date by which students should register for the AOA Match.
Instructions for submitting rank order lists and obtaining match results are provided to NMS registered students and programs
NRMP Applicant Registration Deadline
NMS Final submission of student and program rank order
NRMP Rank order list entry begins
NMS Osteopathic Match results released
NRMP Late Registration Deadline
NRMP Match Results released
|June:||Residency Orientation (Program Dependent)|
|July 1:||Begin Residency|