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    Expanded AAMC Fee Assistance Program; Learn Serve Lead 2023 Recap

    Updates From ERAS Leadership

    Dear Colleagues,

    The AAMC ERAS® team appreciated the chance to engage with so many of you during Learn Serve Lead 2023: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Seattle. We enjoyed demonstrating the versatility of the new Dean’s Office WorkStation (DWS) Analytics for Schools and ERAS Program Management in our Pavilion booth, sharing updates and answering questions during several informative sessions, and announcing the new ERAS fee discount that will be part of the AAMC Fee Assistance Program in the next cycle.

    It was also great to hear feedback from so many of you about what you would like to see from the ERAS program, what we can change, and what we can do to make the system even more useful for you. We captured your input and are discussing your feedback across our workgroups. We’re also already taking action.

    For example, a number of our medical school advisor colleagues talked about how much they appreciated having the ability to run reports of individual students’ interview data. That function is still available in the DWS, and we’ve added a new job aid to navigate that process.

    We also heard from many institutions, specialty, and program representatives who were interested in what we are learning about program signaling following the opening of the 2024 ERAS residency season. You can find that information on a new webpage: Preliminary Program Signaling Data and Their Impact on Residency Selection. We’ve also added program signal data to the ERAS Statistics webpage. Sharing insightful findings like these is one of the ERAS program’s strategic priorities and a key driver of our work and that of everyone across the AAMC.


    Patrick Fritz
    Senior Director
    Admissions and Selection Application Services

    Do you have feedback that will help us serve you better? Send your thoughts to the ERAS Team.

    In 2024, the AAMC will expand its Fee Assistance Program to residency applicants using the ERAS® application. In a message to the academic medicine community, AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, noted the significant development in the association’s work to reduce financial barriers for aspiring physicians. “This expansion will offer financial relief to medical students and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to supporting our learners from premed through residency and beyond.”

    ERAS Program Management (EPM) Simplifies Program Updating

    ERAS Program Director’s WorkStation (PDWS) users now have an easier and quicker way to update their program information, thanks to the new ERAS Program Management (EPM).

    Replacing the former ERAS Account Maintenance (EAM) system early this month, EPM allows PDWS users to register programs and view and update information, contacts, roles, and access all from the PDWS dashboard. A handy toggle bar is available for those who work with more than one program, enabling them to easily move between programs. To learn more, review these helpful job aids.

    Medical School Advisors: Please Complete the 2024 ERAS® Advisor Feedback Survey

    If you are in a medical school role that includes advising students, please share your feedback with the AAMC by completing the 2024 Advisor Feedback Survey. Follow this link to complete the survey.

    Your feedback will help the AAMC better understand advisors’ experiences supporting students in preparation for the current 2024 ERAS application cycle. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete, and responses will drive improvements to the ERAS application for both advisors and applicants. Responses are confidential and will be reported in aggregate only.

    The survey will remain open through Monday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. ET.

    ERAS Program Resources

    Upcoming Webinars

    PDWS Q&A Webinar
    Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. ET

    AAMC & Thalamus Collaboration: What does the AAMC-Thalamus Strategic Collaboration Mean for You?
    Dec. 12 at 3:30 p.m. ET