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Statistics

This page contains current and historical data related to ERAS applicants and applications. It includes Specialty Specific Data, Cross Specialty Applicant Data, and quick reference Data Shots.

Preliminary Data (ERAS 2018)

Preliminary Data is collected monthly during the current ERAS season (from October - April). Email notices are sent out each month once the data is available.

Historical Specialty Specific Data

Aggregated specialty specific data on the number of ERAS applicants and the average number of applications by applicant and by program. This data is broken down by USMG/IMG, School Type, Gender, Self Identification, and other identifiers.

Program Type

ERAS Season

Specialty

ACGME Residency

2012 - 2017

By Applicant

By Program

AOA Residency

2012 - 2017

By Applicant

By Program

ACGME Fellowship

2012 - 2017

By Applicant

By Program

AOA Fellowship

2012 - 2017

By Applicant

By Program

Cross Specialty Applicant Data

Cross Specialty Applicant Data represents the number of applicants applying to both specialty X and specialty Y. Numbers on the main diagonal, highlighted in bold, represent the total number of applicants for that specialty.

Cross Specialty Applicant Data - ERAS 2017
Residencies Surgical Residencies 
Fellowship Internal Medicine Subspecialties Fellowship Pediatric Subspecialties 

Historical Cross Specialty Data
Residencies
ERAS 2016 | 2015 2014 2013  | 2012  | 2011 
Residencies
ERAS 2010  | 2009  | 2008  | 2007  | 2006  | 2005  | 2004  
Surgical Residencies
ERAS 2016 | 2015  2014   2013  | 2012  | 2011 
Fellowship Internal Medicine Subspecialties
ERAS 2016 | 2015 2014  2013  | 2012  | 2011 
Fellowships
ERAS 2010  | 2009  | 2008  | 2007  | 2006  | 2005  | 2004 
Fellowship Pediatric Subspecialties
ERAS 2016 | 2015   2014   2013  | 2012  | 2011 

Data Shot

Top 5 Residency Specialties by Average Applications per Applicant for USGs

RankERAS 2017ERAS 2016ERAS 2015ERAS 2014
1Orthopaedic Surgery73Orthopaedic Surgery79Orthopaedic Surgery70Orthopaedic Surgery60
2Urology67Urology67Dermatology66Otolaryngology60
3Neurological Surgery67Dermatology59Urology62Dermatology58
4Dermatology62Surgery-General (Categorical)50Otolaryngology52Urology58
5Obstetrics and Gynecology50Otolaryngology49Neurological Surgery44Neurological Surgery54

Top 5 Residency Specialties by Average Applications per Applicant for IMGs

RankERAS 2017ERAS 2016ERAS 2015ERAS 2014
1Internal Medicine80Internal Medicine76Internal Medicine70Internal Medicine68
2Internal Medicine (Categorical)78Internal Medicine- Categorical72Internal Medicine- Categorical67Internal Medicine - Categorical67
3Family Medicine61Family Medicine59Family Medicine54Family Medicine51
4Urology54Orthopaedic Surgery52Orthopaedic Surgery44Neurological Surgery42
5Surgery-General (Categorical)52Surgery-General Categorical48Obstetrics and Gynecology42Otolaryngology35

Top 3 Fellowship Specialties by Average Applications per Applicant for USGs

RankERAS 2017ERAS 2016ERAS 2015ERAS 2014
1Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)55Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)47

Gastroenterology

(Internal Medicine)

41

Gastroenterology

(Internal Medicine)

41
2Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)41Pediatric Surgery (General Surgery)40

Cardiovascular Disease

(Internal Medicine)

36

Pediatric Surgery

(General Surgery)

40
3Vascular Surgery (General Surgery)39Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)39

Gynecologic Oncology

(ABOG Accredited)

34

Cardiovascular Disease

(Internal Medicine)

36

Top 3 Fellowship Specialties by Average Applications per Applicant for IMGs

RankERAS 2017ERAS 2016ERAS 2015ERAS 2014
1Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)92Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)87

Cardiovascular Disease

(Internal Medicine)

79Cardiovascular Disease
(Internal Medicine)
78
2Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)87Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)83

Gastroenterology

(Internal Medicine)

72Gastroenterology
(Internal Medicine)
69
3Hematology and Oncology (Internal Medicine)67Hematology and Oncology (Internal Medicine)64

Hematology and Oncology

(Internal Medicine)

61Hematology and Oncology
(Internal Medicine)
55

For additional statistics, please make a data request with the AAMC.