Psychiatry will be participating in supplemental applications and
This process was introduced into ERAS in Match 2022 as a way to help
applicants provide additional information that programs may use in
review of applicants.
AAMC information on ERAS 2023:
2022 preparation resources (again, updates will come out for 2023):
-applicants will be asked questions about geographic preference, their
most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events
-there will be character limits (300-750 words)
-all programs that opt-in to supplemental applications will see a
Psychiatry will have 5; Med/Psych will have 2
Applicants can opt in or out of signaling.
A program only sees if the applicant has signaled that specific program -
This is a key point that you will want to share with applicants - it may
If an applicant is applying to multiple specialties, they can submit to
(i.e. if applying to Psychiatry and Peds - they can signal 5 Psychiatry
Programs and 5 Peds programs)
There are also a series of data reports about supplemental applications
from ERAS 2022:
AAMC will be updating their process and providing guidance for
applicants, advisors, and program directors.
Looking forward to conversations on how we best advise medical students
in this new space.
Please feel free to peruse the:
-The Proposal of a Standardized Letter of Recommendation for Psychiatry
-Letter of Recommendation
Template for Psychiatry Residency Applicant
|Psychiatry Residency Personal
Brief, general advice to guide medical students applying for psychiatry