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Welcome to the ERAS 2019 Season

The ERAS 2019 season will open for preseason setup the week of November 12 for December cycle programs and institutions. Please ensure that everyone at your institution who requires access to the Program Director’s Workstation (PDWS) has the appropriate privileges. You can assign these by going to Manage Users under the Setup tab.

  • Anyone who had either an “Active” and “Verified” status last season are automatically granted the same access this season.
  • If a user has left your program, please be sure to “Revoke” their PDWS role.

We have created ERAS 2019 Updates to highlight the updates for the new season. This includes a summary of statistics (about the ERAS 2018 season and SOAP®) presented at numerous specialty meetings this past spring.

ERAS staff will be presenting a series of webinars for PDWS users over the next few months. Please register for those that interest you using the links below.

PDWS Welcome Back

• ERAS Background and Important Dates
• Initial Registration on ERAS Account Maintenance (EAM) and Implications
• Navigating the ERAS Website and Invitation to PDWS
• Community Site Access and Resources
• PDWS Roles 101
• Q&A Session

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET

PDWS Introduction & Overview
• Introduction to the PDWS
• PDWS Overview
• Managing and Creating Filters
• Navigating and Reviewing Applications
• Exporting Data
• Archiving Information
• Tips for Communications with Applicants in PDWS
• Q&A Session
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET

PDWS Scheduler
• Scheduler Overview
• Scheduler Setup
• Creating Private and RSVP Events
• Scheduling and Wait listing applicants
•Applicant’s MyERAS view for RSVP Events
• New Interview Scheduler Enhancements for ERAS 2019
• Q&A Session
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET

Ask ERAS! Q&A Session
Training participants will have the ability to submit questions for the ERAS team to address.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET

Interview Season Recommendation

Because interview time is such a busy period for applicants, schools, and programs alike, the ERAS Advisory Committee is working to help raise awareness and offer suggestions for addressing some behaviors that have an impact on the interview process . Additionally, the AAMC offers a best practice interview guide that provides ideas for conducting effective interviews. The AAMC is committed to improving the transition to residency by providing better information and additional tools to support applicants, advisors, and program directors.

More News and Announcements

Emergency Medicine Community to Participate in Second Year of Video Interview Pilot

Understanding Unconscious Bias in Residency Recruitment

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Upcoming Dates

Early November
December cycle programs gain access to the PDWS for ERAS 2019.

November 21
Applicants begin applying to December cycle ACGME fellowship programs.

December 1

December cycle fellowship programs start receiving applications.

Note: All December cycle fellowship applicants who apply between November 21 and November 30 will display with a December 1 applied date in the PDWS.

Quick Resources

Looking for ERAS data?
Check the ERAS Statistics page for current and historical data about applicants and applications.

Looking for training resources?
Webinar recordings, tutorials, job aids, and the user guide are available through the ERAS Community site.

Understanding Unconscious Bias in Residency Recruitment
Unconscious bias may have a significant impact on the medical residency application process. Learn More

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