The Supplemental ERAS Application: What You Need to Know

  • /Reviewed by: Amy Rontal, MD
  • In early August, the AAMC released an update about the supplemental ERAS application, which will impact 2022 Match applicants to internal medicine, surgery, and dermatology residency programs.

    As is often the case, not much information has been released, but we’ve compiled what we know so far below to help you navigate this process.


    What’s included in the supplemental ERAS applications?

    Per the AAMC, the supplemental ERAS application includes the below categories that are available to programs:

    • Prior Work, Volunteer & Research Experiences
    • Geographic Information
    • Preference Signals
    • Work Preferences (only for research)

    Why is the supplemental application necessary?

    Per the AAMC, it sounds as though the goal is to help residency applicants share their preferences and additional information about their medical education process in order to give programs a more holistic picture of applicants.

    Where can I find more information about the supplemental ERAS application?

    We hope this was helpful. Check back here for updates as more information is released about the new supplemental ERAS application process.