ERAS Information

The Career Services Office facilitates many aspects of the Residency Application process for Fourth Year DO students. This includes writing the Dean’s Letter, or Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), handling letters of recommendations from physicians, reviewing student CVs and Personal Statements and coordinating the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) process. Access to ERAS commences for each class on July 1 at the end of Third Year.

** Please submit all ERAS-related questions to the following campus e-mail address: or to the AAMC ERAS help desk at erashelp@aamc.orgor call ERAS at (202) 862-6264. We will send all ERAS-related communication from the UNTHSC ERAS e-mail address to UNTHSC-issued student e-mail addresses. Also, follow us on Twitter for important ERAS messages: @UNTHSCareers ** 

Below are a few documents and resources to help students navigate through this process:

AAMC/ERAS Home page

Online ERAS Resources and Tutorials

ERAS 2017 Survival Guide  (TCOM 2017 version)

ERAS Livestream Workshop  (TCOM 2016 version)

Letter of Recommendation Request Form (Non-ERAS)

Residency 100 Presentation (ERAS/Dean’s Letter) – TCOM Class of 2017 Presentation!

Residency 101 Presentation – TCOM 2017 – From 3/25/16 Presentation

Residency Interviewing (livestream recording)  From 10/16/15 Presentation

Residency Interviewing PowerPoint

Residency Interviewing Handouts

Dean’s Letter Personal Profile Submission Form – submit before your Dean’s Letter Interview during your Third Year (generally between March and August. Log into ‘MyHSC’ to access and submit form (look in DO/PA/PT tab).

Dean’s Letter Sample – Composite from various scenarios

Dean’s Letter Timeline and Procedures (TCOM 2017)

The CV

Personal Statements

This page was last modified on July 12, 2016