As we approach the beginning of the 2021 ERAS season, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) have begun taking the major issues facing applicants, medical schools and training programs due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) into consideration.

In light of the potential challenges during the upcoming ERAS season the decision has been made to delay both the opening of ERAS for residency programs and the release of the MSPE.

ERAS has determined that on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, residency programs will gain access to applications and MSPEs will be released to residency programs. You can view the date changes on the AAMC’s ERAS 2021 Residency Timeline for IMG’s webpage.