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ERAS® for Medical Schools: Timeline

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For applicant specific information, please see the ERAS 2021 residency applicant timeline and website.


June 8

  • ERAS opens for the 2021 season; schools gain access to the Dean's Office WorkStation (DWS).
  • DWS user guide is available online.
  • US Medical Schools begin generating and distributing tokens to USMGs.
  • MyERAS opens to applicants to register and start working on their applications.
  • US Medical Schools may begin processing/uploading supporting documents.

September 1

  • Applicants may begin submitting applications to residency programs.

October 21

  • Residency programs may begin reviewing applications.
    • Note: The displayed date in the Program Director’s Work Station (PDWS) for residency applicants who apply between September 1 and October 21 will be date stamped October 21. Applications submitted after October 21, will be date stamped in real time.
  • Medical School Performance Evaluations (MSPEs) are released to residency programs.



  • Urology match results are available.


  • National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) Main Residency Match® and Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP)
    • The 2021 Main Residency Match Week and SOAP will occur March 15 - 18, with Match Day occurring on March 19, 2021. For more information please contact the NRMP®, 202-400-2233 or support@nrmp.org.

May 31

  • ERAS 2021 season concludes.