ELECTRONIC RESIDENCY APPLICATION SERVICE (ERAS)  (Some information taken directly from the ERAS literature sent to our site and to students).  ERAS was developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges to transmit residency applications and supporting credentials from applicants and medical schools to residency program directors using the Internet.  ERAS was first used during the 1995-96 residency application process in Ob/Gyn and has expanded each year so that this year almost every graduating senior will use ERAS. ERAS will be used by most residency programs in anesthesiology, dermatology, diagnostic radiology, emergency medicine, family practice, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, pathology, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, transitional year programs, all Army and Navy GME-1 positions, and combined family practice-psychiatry, internal medicine-emergency medicine, internal medicine-family practice, internal medicine-pediatrics, internal medicine-psychiatry and internal medicine physical medicine, rehabilitation programs, nuclear medicine, plastic surgery, radiation oncology and pediatrics/psychiatry/child psychiatry. A list of participating programs is posted on the ERAS web site in early June.  If you have a question about whether your program will use ERAS, please email  ERAS processing fees are based on the number of programs applied to per specialty. For up to date information on ERAS, visit their website at: 
The Office of Undergraduate Medical Education will coordinate the ERAS system for the medical students at Stony Brook. ERAS registration will be done on-line. An ERAS token is mandatory. The token provides access to MyERAS (the Applicant workstation) and allows applicants to create their ERAS account on the web. ERAS tokens and manuals will be distributed to all students the first week of June. Students should not confuse NRMP (Main Match) with ERAS. Registering for ERAS does not register applicants with the NRMP, nor vice versa. Applicants must register with both NRMP and ERAS to participate in the services of each program.  Additional information on ERAS can be found at