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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 2017)

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

2011 - 2016

By Applicant

By Program

AOA Residency

2011 - 2016

By Applicant

By Program

ACGME Fellowship

2011 - 2016

By Applicant

By Program

AOA Fellowship

2011 - 2016

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 2016
Residencies Surgical Residencies 
Fellowship Internal Medicine Subspecialties Fellowship Pediatric Subspecialties 

Historical Cross Specialty Data
Residencies
ERAS 2015 2014 2013  | 2012  | 2011 
Residencies
ERAS 2010  | 2009  | 2008  | 2007  | 2006  | 2005  | 2004  | 2003 
Surgical Residencies
ERAS 2015  2014   2013  | 2012  | 2011 
Fellowship Internal Medicine Subspecialties
ERAS 2015 2014  2013  | 2012  | 2011 
Fellowships
ERAS 2010  | 2009  | 2008  | 2007  | 2006  | 2005  | 2004 
Fellowship Pediatric Subspecialties
ERAS 2015   2014   2013  | 2012  | 2011 

Data Shot

Top 5 Residency Specialties by Average Applications per Applicant for USGs

RankERAS 2016ERAS 2015ERAS 2014ERAS 2013ERAS 2012ERAS 2011
1Orthopaedic Surgery79Orthopaedic Surgery70Orthopaedic Surgery60Orthopaedic Surgery64Orthopaedic Surgery59Orthopaedic Surgery54
2Urology67Dermatology66Otolaryngology60Urology52Radiation Oncology52Dermatology53
3Dermatology59Urology62Dermatology58Dermatology51Dermatology51Urology47
4Surgery-General (Categorical)50Otolaryngology52Urology58Otolaryngology44Urology49Otolaryngology44
5Otolaryngology49Neurological Surgery44Neurological Surgery54Neurological Surgery37Radiology - Diagnostic40Radiology - Diagnostic43

Top 5 Residency Specialties by Average Applications per Applicant for IMGs

RankERAS 2016ERAS 2015ERAS 2014ERAS 2013ERAS 2012ERAS 2011
1Internal Medicine76Internal Medicine70Internal Medicine68Internal Medicine66Internal Medicine61Internal Medicine - Combined61
2Internal Medicine- Categorical72Internal Medicine- Categorical67Internal Medicine - Categorical67Internal Medicine - Categorical64Internal Medicine - Categorical60Internal Medicine59
3Family Medicine59Family Medicine54Family Medicine51Family Medicine47Family Medicine42Family Medicine45
4Orthopaedic Surgery52Orthopaedic Surgery44Neurological Surgery42Orthopaedic Surgery41Orthopaedic Surgery41Urology41
5Surgery-General Categorical48Obstetrics and Gynecology42Otolaryngology35Obstetrics and Gynecology36Emergency Medicine33Obstetrics and Gynecology37

Top 3 Fellowship Specialties by Average Applications per Applicant for USGs

RankERAS 2016ERAS 2015ERAS 2014ERAS 2013ERAS 2012ERAS 2011
1Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)47

Gastroenterology

(Internal Medicine)

41

Gastroenterology

(Internal Medicine)

41Gastroenterology
(Internal Medicine)
41Pediatric Surgery
(General Surgery)
37Gastroenterology
(Internal Medicine)
39
2Pediatric Surgery (General Surgery)40

Cardiovascular Disease

(Internal Medicine)

36

Pediatric Surgery

(General Surgery)

40Cardiovascular Disease
(Internal Medicine)
35Gynecologic Oncology33Cardiovascular Disease
(Internal Medicine)
37
3Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)39

Gynecologic Oncology

(ABOG Accredited)

34

Cardiovascular Disease

(Internal Medicine)

36Gynecologic Oncology
(Non ACGME Accredited)
32Vascular Surgery
(General Surgery)
25Gynecologic Oncology31

Top 3 Fellowship Specialties by Average Applications per Applicant for IMGs

RankERAS 2016ERAS 2015ERAS 2014ERAS 2013ERAS 2012ERAS 2011
1Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)87

Cardiovascular Disease

(Internal Medicine)

79Cardiovascular Disease
(Internal Medicine)
78Cardiovascular Disease
(Internal Medicine)
71Maternal-Fetal Medicine43Cardiovascular Disease
(Internal Medicine)
70
2Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)83

Gastroenterology

(Internal Medicine)

72Gastroenterology
(Internal Medicine)
69Gastroenterology
(Internal Medicine)
66Pediatric Surgery
(General Surgery)
41Gastroenterology
(Internal Medicine)
61
3Hematology and Oncology (Internal Medicine)64

Hematology and Oncology

(Internal Medicine)

61Hematology and Oncology
(Internal Medicine)
55Hematology and Oncology
(Internal Medicine)
52Interventional Cardiology
(Internal Medicine)
39Hematology and Oncology
(Internal Medicine)
55

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