ERAS Application, Part I: Overview

By | September 10, 2014


Some of the most common questions we get are about applications. Its important to realize that the very first impression programs get about you is actually from a stack of documents, each of which looks absurdly similar to all the others that they download and receive during application season. What I mean is that every application has the same basic components: school name, board scores, GPA and/or class rank, Dean’s Letter, letters of recommendation, CV (work history, extracurricular activities, research, etc), and personal statement.

So how do you separate yourself from the pack? How do you make yourself the needle in the haystack? In a series of posts I will discuss the key components of the application and how to maximize your chances of matching into residency for each one of them. Now lets go through it all…