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ERAS® for Programs: Timeline

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


June 8

  • ERAS 2021 seasons opens.
  • Applicants can register in MyERAS and begin working on their application.

June 22

  • The ERAS 2021 season will open for preseason setup for July & September cycle programs and institutions. Program resources are updated on the ERAS website

July 1

  • July cycle fellowship applicants may begin submitting applications to July cycle fellowship programs.


August 12

  • July cycle fellowship programs may begin reviewing applications.

  • July cycle program users with a Reviewer/Interviewer role will gain access to the PDWS.

August - October

  • Fellowship programs continue recruitment

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 October 21.
  • MSPEs are released to ACGME residency programs.

November 16

  • December cycle programs gain access to the PDWS for ERAS 2021.

November 21

  • December cycle fellowship applicants may begin submitting applications to December cycle fellowship programs. 

November - December

  • Residency programs continue recruitment.

December 1

  • December cycle fellowship programs may begin reviewing applications. Note: All December cycle fellowship applicants who apply between November 17 and December 1 will display with a December 1 applied date in the PDWS.



  • Urology match results are available.

January - March

  • Fellowship programs continue recruitment.


  • 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

Spring - ERAS Registration

  • DIOs, DMEs, and Programs register for ERAS 2022 season. Programs must complete registration to receive ERAS news and updates as well as indicate their participation status for the upcoming season.