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Training and Learning

While the Program Directors’ WorkStation (PDWS) is designed to be user-friendly, we have numerous resources and training to help your staff learn how to maximize the features in the PDWS to streamline your program’s application process.

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 Webinar
• 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 14, 2017 at 1 p.m. EST
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 1 p.m. EST

PDWS Introduction & Overview
• Introduction to the PDWS
• PDWS Overview
• New Features from ERAS 2017
• Q&A Session
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 1 p.m. EST
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 1 p.m. EST

PDWS Scheduler
• Scheduler Overview
• Scheduler Setup
• Creating Private and RSVP Events
• Scheduling and Wait listing applicants
• MyERAS view for RSVP Events
• Q&A Session
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 1 p.m. EST
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 1 p.m. EST

Ask ERAS! Q&A Session
Training participants will have the ability to submit questions for the ERAS team to address.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 1 p.m. EST
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 1 p.m. EST


ERAS Community Site
The ERAS Community site provides PDWS users with an easy-to-use discussion forum where users can connect, engage and share their residency and fellowship recruitment process and best practices with other program members. The Community site is your go-to-place to connect with other members, ask for advice and share your expertise about the PDWS.
Happy Connecting on ERAS Community!
Please note: Only users with active PDWS accounts will have access to the Community site.

Looking for training resources?
Webinar recordings, tutorials, job aids, and user guide are available through the ERAS Community site. They cover everything from a basic overview of the PDWS to pre-season prep, filters, and more. New resources will be released throughout the season as new functionality becomes available in the PDWS.

Log in to the ERAS Community site. Your username and password is the same as what you use for the PDWS application.

Looking for Legacy PDWS information?
Go to the Legacy PDWS support page for help accessing your archived data from past seasons. Here you'll find system requirements, technical documentation, and a brief tutorial of the legacy PDWS software.