Advising Students for the Match 



Psychiatry will be participating in supplemental applications and program signaling.

 

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

https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-residencies-eras/supplemental-eras-application-eras-2023-cycle [students-residents.aamc.org]

 

2022 preparation resources (again, updates will come out for 2023)

https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-residencies-eras/preparation-resources-residency-applicants [students-residents.aamc.org] 

 

Supplemental applications 

-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 student's data

 

Program signals 

Psychiatry will have 5; Med/Psych will have 2

Applicants can opt in or out of signaling.  

A program only sees if the program has signaled that specific program - This is a key point that you will want to share with applicants - it may reduce anxiety.

 

If an applicant is applying to multiple specialties, they can submit to those separately.

(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:

https://www.aamc.org/data-reports/students-residents/report/supplemental-eras-application-data-and-reports [aamc.org]

 

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.