AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and AAMC Chief Services Officer Gabrielle V. Campbell, MBA, issued the following statement:
“The 2021 Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) began on Monday, March 15 at 11 a.m. ET. Shortly after the AAMC ERAS MyERAS system opened at 12 p.m. ET, applicants experienced a degradation in system performance and the system was taken offline for maintenance for one hour from 1-2 p.m. ET. Once it came back online, the system has continued to be available for students.
The AAMC has been monitoring its systems to ensure a smooth opening for programs. Out of an abundance of caution, the program opening was delayed until Tuesday, March 16 at 8 a.m. ET. At this time, all systems are running normally.
The AAMC understands that our entire community needs a fair, secure, and reliable process, and we apologize for the inconvenience this delay has caused during an already challenging time.”