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    ERAS® Resources for Specialty Societies

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    The Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) program, developed by, with, and for the transition to residency community since 1996, helps 131 residency and fellowship specialties find their future workforce.

    • July Fellowship Cycle – 59 Specialties (3,911 programs)
    • September Residency Cycle – 54 Specialties (5,157 programs)
    • December Fellowship Cycle – 18 Specialties (1,018 programs)

    As a specialty society participating in the ERAS program, we learn from your input to continuously improve our selection tools and research, while you access numerous AAMC programs and comprehensive data that support your recruitment and workforce development. The AAMC can provide you access to your future residents from premed through medical school and beyond.

    Visit the ERAS Participating Specialties and Programs page to review and update your specialty society’s information.

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    Browse the ERAS Statistics page for 2024 and historical ERAS specialty data.

    Review Specialty Data

    Key ERAS Benefits

    • Central location for specialties to share their guidance and recommendations with programs, schools, and applicants.
    • Real-time and customized data that DIOs and programs can use to monitor application trends and measure impacts.
    • Comprehensive, integrated suite of selection tools.
    • Access to GME-tested Thalamus products, institutional support, and specialty reporting.
    • Connection with other program staff and the AAMC through the Program Director’s WorkStation community.
    • Participation in innovative AAMC research projects.
    • No-cost participation in numerous AAMC programs and resources.

    New AAMC and ERAS Data

    New AAMC Customizable Data for Specialties

    For the 2024 ERAS season, the AAMC has developed data snapshots to highlight the comprehensive, customizable AAMC data that ERAS specialties can use to support strategic planning.

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    What’s New for the 2025 Application Season

    For specialties

    • Program signaling customized for specialties.
    • Tailored specialty webinars (for medical students, advisors, and programs).
    • Co-hosted specialty training for programs.
    • Easier access to AAMC specialty data from premed through residency.

    For programs

    • New MyERAS® content, including a separate Hobbies and Interests field.
    • The newly launched Thalamus Holistic Review scoring tool.
    • Consolidated interview scheduling with Thalamus Core.
    • Real-time data analytics via Cerebellum.
    • Continued AAMC and ERAS research and training.
    • Cerebellum for Programs – our new data and analytics reporting dashboard.

    For applicants

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    Training and Resources

    AAMC Resources for Specialty Societies

    There are many ways specialty societies can partner with the AAMC to reach students sooner, gain insights into their career preferences, and nurture their future workforces.

    Reach premeds and medical students sooner

    • New! Let us spotlight your specialty in the “Specialty Spotlight” in the monthly AAMC Premed Navigator newsletter. Students can get exposure to your specialty before they apply to medical school.
    • Feature your specialty’s student-focused events, webinars, deadlines, and more on the new medical and graduate student calendar.
    • Collaborate with the AAMC Careers in Medicine program to share specialty information with students and learn about their interest in your specialty starting in their first year in medical school.
    • Connect with students through the annual AAMC Careers in Medicine® Virtual Specialty Forum (March 28, 2024). This annual event provides equitable access to specialty exposure, where Year 1 and 2 medical students can view resources, and chat with specialty representatives and AAMC staff.
    • Encourage your programs to offer away rotations in the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO®) program. The VSLO program helps you to connect with medical and public health students through short-term elective opportunities that can enhance their medical education.

    Gain earlier insight into workforce interest and preparation

    • Connect with an AAMC data expert to design custom data sets for your specialty. 

    • Access data that the AAMC collects from students throughout medical school:
      • Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ): The MSQ, which surveys first-year medical students, received 15,202 responses in 2023. The questionnaire opens annually on June 1 and includes questions about their premedical/medical experiences and future career goals. 

      • Medical School Year Two Questionnaire (Y2Q): The Y2Q, administered to all second-year medical students, received 12,272 responses in 2022. The questionnaire opens annually on October 1 and includes questions related to their medical experience thus far and future career goals. 

      • Medical School Graduation Questionnaire (GQ): The GQ, which surveys graduating, fourth-year medical students, received 16,699 responses in 2023. The questionnaire opens annually on February 14 and includes questions about medical school experiences, suggestions for institutional improvement, and career intentions.

    • Assist medical schools in assessing their effectiveness in preparing students for residency by providing your feedback in the AAMC Resident Readiness Survey.
    • Learn about and participate in core competency and curriculum development projects. 

    Access AAMC resources to help with recruitment and professional development

    • Utilize guides, trainings, webinars, and more from the AAMC Transition to Residency Resources for Programs.
    • Submit, publish or download content at no cost from MedEdPORTAL, a peer-reviewed, MEDLINE-indexed journal published and fully supported by the AAMC as part of its medical education mission. Publications are stand-alone teaching or learning modules that have been implemented and evaluated with physician trainees or practitioners from across the medical education continuum. 

    Join our community of specialty societies and programs

    • Join the AAMC Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) to identify critical issues facing medical school faculty and academic societies and serve as a voice for both constituencies within AAMC’s leadership and governance structures.