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ERAS Statistics

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This page contains current and historical data related to ERAS applicants and applications. It includes Specialty Specific DataCross Specialty Applicant Data, and quick reference Data Shots.

Preliminary Data (ERAS 2022)

Preliminary Data is collected October - April (excluding March) during the current ERAS season.

Historical Specialty Specific Data

Aggregated specialty specific data on the number of ERAS applicants and the average number of applications by applicant and by program. This data is broken down by USMG/IMG, School Type, Gender, Self Identification, and other identifiers.

Program Type

ERAS Season

Specialty

ACGME Residency

2017 - 2021

By Applicant

By Program

ACGME Fellowship

2017 - 2021

By Applicant

By Program

AOA Residency

2015 - 2019

By Applicant

By Program

AOA Fellowship

2015 - 2019

By Applicant

By Program

Cross Specialty Applicant Data

Cross Specialty Applicant Data represents the number of applicants applying to both specialty X and specialty Y. Numbers on the main diagonal, highlighted in bold, represent the total number of applicants for that specialty.

Cross Specialty Applicant Data
Residencies ERAS 2021 (PDF) ERAS 2020 (PDF) ERAS 2019 (PDF) ERAS 2018 (PDF) ERAS 2017 (PDF)
Surgical Residencies ERAS 2021 (PDF) ERAS 2020 (PDF) ERAS 2019 (PDF) ERAS 2018 (PDF) ERAS 2017 (PDF)
Fellowship Internal Medicine Subspecialties ERAS 2021 (PDF) ERAS 2020 (PDF) ERAS 2019 (PDF) ERAS 2018 (PDF) ERAS 2017 (PDF)
Fellowship Pediatric Subspecialties ERAS 2021 (PDF) ERAS 2020 (PDF) ERAS 2019 (PDF) ERAS 2018 (PDF) ERAS 2017 (PDF)

Data Shot

Top 5 Residency Specialties by Average Applications per Applicant for USGs

Rank ERAS 2021 ERAS 2020 ERAS 2019 ERAS 2018 ERAS 2017
1 Neurological Surgery 79.7 Orthopaedic Surgery 72 Urology 70 Orthopaedic Surgery 75 Orthopaedic Surgery 73
2 Otolaryngology 75.2 Urology 72 Orthopaedic Surgery 69 Urology 68 Urology 67
3 Urology 73.4 Neurological Surgery 69 Otolaryngology 66 Neurological Surgery 68 Neurological Surgery 67
4 Orthopaedic Surgery 72.9 Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 Neurological Surgery 64 Dermatology 59 Dermatology 62
5 Obstetrics and Gynecology 65.3 Plastic Surgery-Integrated 62 Obstetrics and Gynecology 60 Surgery-General (Categorical) 51 Obstetrics and Gynecology 50

Top 5 Residency Specialties by Average Applications per Applicant for IMGs

Rank ERAS 2021 ERAS 2020 ERAS 2019 ERAS 2018 ERAS 2017
1 Internal Medicine 98.9 Internal Medicine 90 Internal Medicine 85 Internal Medicine 83 Internal Medicine 80
2 Internal Medicine (Categorical) 97.5 Internal Medicine (Categorical) 89 Internal Medicine (Categorical) 83 Internal Medicine (Categorical) 80 Internal Medicine (Categorical) 78
3 Surgery-General (Categorical) 69.6 Surgery-General (Categorical) 64 Surgery-General (Categorical) 66 Family Medicine 64 Family Medicine 61
4 Obstetrics and Gynecology 62.9 Family Medicine 63 Family Medicine 64 Urology 57 Urology 54
5 Family Medicine 62 Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 Neurological Surgery 49 Surgery-General (Categorical) 52 Surgery-General (Categorical) 52

Top 3 Fellowship Specialties by Average Applications per Applicant for USGs

Rank ERAS 2021 ERAS 2020 ERAS 2019 ERAS 2018 ERAS 2017
1 Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine) 66.6 Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine) 61 Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine) 58 Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine) 56 Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine) 55
2 Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine) 56 Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine) 52 Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine) 48 Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine) 43 Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine) 41
3 Pain Medicine (Multidisciplinary) 46.8 Gynecologic Oncology (Obstetrics and Gynecology) 46 Vascular Surgery (General Surgery) 43 Gynecologic Oncology (Obstetrics and Gynecology) 40 Vascular Surgery (General Surgery) 39

Top 3 Fellowship Specialties by Average Applications per Applicant for IMGs

Rank ERAS 2021 ERAS 2020 ERAS 2019 ERAS 2018 ERAS 2017
1 Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine) 112.9 Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine) 105 Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine) 98 Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine) 96 Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine) 92
2 Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine) 101.4 Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine) 95 Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine) 85 Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine) 84 Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine) 87
3 Hematology and Oncology (Internal Medicine) 84.1 Hematology and Oncology (Internal Medicine) 77 Hematology and Oncology (Internal Medicine) 69 Hematology and Oncology (Internal Medicine) 68 Hematology and Oncology (Internal Medicine) 67

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