Almost all residency programs (and many fellowship programs) require applicants to submit their completed application through the Electronic Residency Application Service, also known as ERAS. ERAS does not, however, allow applicants to submit their curriculum vitae or CV as part of this application. Instead, ERAS requires all applicants to transfer information from their CV to the ERAS Application Form. It is the ERAS Application Form that is then sent to programs for review along with the the rest of your application.
Once the application is received, program directors will read the ERAS Application closely and carefully. It will be used to assess the quality of your written communication skills. Programs place considerable emphasis on communication skills because effective communication has been shown to directly affect the quality of care given to patients.
Therefore, it is imperative that all information in your ERAS Application is well communicated and error-free.
AVOID ERRORS THAT APPLICANTS MAKE
In my experience working with applicants, errors are common in the ERAS Application. Although spelling and grammatical errors are frequently seen, equally common and dangerous are the less well appreciated errors. Chief among these errors is the use of language or words that makes an applicant's experiences and accomplishments seem less impressive. The words that you use in your description have a powerful impact on the impression that you leave on an application reviewer.
These errors can prevent applicants from securing interviews. Even when interviews are secured, errors in the ERAS Application can lead an interviewer to downgrade an applicant's overall score. This can lower your position on the program's rank list, and affect your chances of matching.
We have considerable experience reviewing ERAS Applications and can make sure that your application is polished, professional, and powerful.
How It Works
Step 1: Purchase the Service from our online store.
Step 2: Email application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3: After Dr. Desai has reviewed your application, he will send you a list of questions to answer about each of your experiences. Your answers to these questions will help us ensure that all key content important to residency programs will be found in the description fields of your experiences.
Step 4: Editing will be done by Dr. Samir Desai and his team of Harvard-trained writing experts.
Step 5: Revisions as needed until you are satisfied.
We require all ERAS drafts to be received by August 15 in order to create a high quality application that you can submit on the earliest day possible.