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Hi could some kind soul please provide a step by step process of how to apply for residency in september. So many different source of info that you get confused

This topic causes a lot of distress to many IMGs.

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1. You need to start by buying the TOKEN. First you go to www.ecfmg.org, then you go to the ERAS support section, and pay for the token which is available now.

2. Document upload is next. Which documents do you need to upload? Check http://www.ecfmg.org/eras/applicants...nts-index.html . It's basically you LOR, you transcripts, your CV, your passport photograph (there's a particular pixel required), your personal statement. Now you need to scan this, and upload them. It takes roughly two weeks for them to apply in your ERAS, so start now

3. Select your programs. You should have a good idea of what you want to apply to by now. The best resource is FREIDA. Go to freida, and set your own filters. After selecting the programs, try visiting their website to find out extra requirements e.g applicant should have stayed in the states for at least a year before application.

4. Write these programs in your ERAS and attach the necessary documents to them. Do this early so that all you will need to do on September 15 is click! ERAS automatically calculates the cost of the program and let's you pay online.

5. Now wait till September 15 and click away. Make sure the programs have gotten your application by revisiting the site

6. Now the wait begins. Make sure to check your email and eras for interviews! Don't slack on that. Call programs if you have to.

7. Now go!
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You forgot to mention to get registered with NMRP on September 1. Am I right? Otherwise, your post is extremely useful!
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Starting July, you need to register for MyERAS on AAMC.
During September, you need register for NRMP.
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Until when the token is available if I get my ck result on 25th September so should I apply to the programs now?? because I was planning to appear for CK in august and the result will be out on 25th Sept.. what should I do?
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uptill when is the token is availaible if I get my ck result on 25th september so should i apply to the programmes now?? because i was planning to appear for ck in august and the result will be out on 25th sep.. what should i do..
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i have the same query.....can anyone please help
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Until when the token is available if I get my ck result on 25th September so should I apply to the programs now?? because I was planning to appear for CK in august and the result will be out on 25th Sept.. what should I do?
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Token will be available until the end of season.
But I suggest you buy it now and start working on your ERAS by uploading your LoRs, transcripts, and choosing programs.
You don't need to apply now.
You can wait until you get the results and then you click "apply".

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@step taker ..Thank you so much
I have two queries if some one doesnt apply for match and he buys ERAS token , will he have to buy another token next year and to upload all the documents again or the account will remain the same, and the same question is ,if some applies and doesn't gets matched.
my second query is that if some body is waiving LORS to ERAS is it necessary to be there in USA as I had done externship early this year and now i am not in US so how can I get my LORS waived?? plz if any body knows the whole procedure can guide me please.
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i also have some queries. i have taken my step 1 and step CS. but result of Cs wont be out until mid august. planning to take Ck in july end or august. my question is do i need to take token now or can i wait until my cs result is out i.e mid august?? will it affect anything? does taking token and uploading documents on it take a lot of time?
thankyou in advance! any kind of advice suggestion will be appreciated!!
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Default Application process by ECFMG

This might be helpful too, it's from the ecfmg website. There are also other links on the page including the FAQs.

http://www.ecfmg.org/eras/applicants-application.html

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Hi could some kind soul please provide a step by step process of how to apply for residency in september. So many different source of info that you get confused

This topic causes a lot of distress to many IMGs.

Thank you for your help.

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i dont get this MyERAS on AAMC(july 1) , and then NRMP (1st of september) -

can someone pls explain -

why should we sign up on MyERAS AAMC


Why should we sign up on NRMP?


thank you guys , it may seem like dumb questions but i appreciate all of your help.
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USMLE Transcripts are requested from FSMB.org , am i correct ?

And if yes , Do we request FSMB to send it to ECFMG or should i receive the USMLE examination transcript and then Scan and upload it?

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i dont get this MyERAS on AAMC(july 1) , and then NRMP (1st of september) -

can someone pls explain -

why should we sign up on MyERAS AAMC


Why should we sign up on NRMP?


thank you guys , it may seem like dumb questions but i appreciate all of your help.
My eras is mainly for document upload and your general profile . You need to sign up for nrmp in order to work on your ROL and participate in the Match
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USMLE Transcripts are requested from FSMB.org , am i correct ?

And if yes , Do we request FSMB to send it to ECFMG or should i receive the USMLE examination transcript and then Scan and upload it?

thanks again for your help ppl!

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There's an option in my eras in regards to usmle transcripts. Click on it, and it will be automatically uploaded. I think it will cost $ 75
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There's an option in my eras in regards to usmle transcripts. Click on it, and it will be automatically uploaded. I think it will cost $ 75
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Hi,
can anyone please outline steps on how to request professor to upload an LOR directly using LoRP? Do we have to make a LoRP account ourselves and does the LOR writer makes it himself/herself?
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can anyone please outline steps on how to request professor to upload an LOR directly using LoRP? Do we have to make a LoRP account ourselves and does the LOR writer makes it himself/herself?
Please read here
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Help digital mspe??

Guys, what is a digital mspe? I will get a hard copy of mspe from my school since they don't participate in the portal. If I just scan it and upload , will that be enough? Please help.Thanks.
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Until when the token is available if I get my ck result on 25th September so should I apply to the programs now?? because I was planning to appear for CK in august and the result will be out on 25th Sept.. what should I do?
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I'm in similar situation. I have bought my token and started the eras application. I suggest you do it too to make sure you have all your necessary documents.
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Guys, what is a digital mspe? I will get a hard copy of mspe from my school since they don't participate in the portal. If I just scan it and upload , will that be enough? Please help.Thanks.

Can anyone shed some light on this?
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Until when the token is available if I get my ck result on 25th September so should I apply to the programs now?? because I was planning to appear for CK in august and the result will be out on 25th Sept.. what should I do?
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I'm in the same boat, i get my result on 24th september. Anyone who has been through all this, plz share ur experience.
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1. You need to start by buying the TOKEN. First you go to www.ecfmg.org, then you go to the ERAS support section, and pay for the token which is available now.

2. Document upload is next. Which documents do you need to upload? Check http://www.ecfmg.org/eras/applicants...nts-index.html . It's basically you LOR, you transcripts, your CV, your passport photograph (there's a particular pixel required), your personal statement. Now you need to scan this, and upload them. It takes roughly two weeks for them to apply in your ERAS, so start now

3. Select your programs. You should have a good idea of what you want to apply to by now. The best resource is FREIDA. Go to freida, and set your own filters. After selecting the programs, try visiting their website to find out extra requirements e.g applicant should have stayed in the states for at least a year before application.

4. Write these programs in your ERAS and attach the necessary documents to them. Do this early so that all you will need to do on September 15 is click! ERAS automatically calculates the cost of the program and let's you pay online.

5. Now wait till September 15 and click away. Make sure the programs have gotten your application by revisiting the site

6. Now the wait begins. Make sure to check your email and eras for interviews! Don't slack on that. Call programs if you have to.

7. Now go!
Do we need to upload CV????
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A digital MSPE is the PDF-version of your hardcopy. Just scan it yourself and upload it through OASIS.
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My Step 1 transcript was only going to be available on line till July 17th. I have taken a print out of it. Can I upload a scanned copy of that? Or do I need pay the 75$ and get it uploaded? My CS transcript is still available online.
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