Residency Application Process
061-B Meiling Hall
Phone (614) 292-4814
Fax (614) 292-2474
Why the match?
Organized matching provides an impartial
venue for matching applicants'
preferences for residency positions with
program directors' preferences for
What is my obligation if I
register for the match?
You agree to abide by the rules and results
of the match when you register
If you submit a rank order list, you are
under contract to accept your matched
The Air Force has its own GME application
program. The Army and Navy both participate
in ERAS. Contact your recruiter if you are
Applicants should also apply to the NRMP as
there are limited spaces in the military.
If you match with the military you will be
withdrawn from the NRMP.
San Francisco Match
Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology
Centralized Application Service (CAS)
Electronic Residency Application Service
Almost all other programs including
Otolaryngology and Neurology participate in
the NRMP and ERAS programs.
Verify each program. Exceptions occur when
you least expect them.
Not all programs within a specific hospital use
the same procedures.
Individual programs set the guidelines.
What Makes up my Application?
CAS (early match), ERAS, or individual program
Requires a personal statement
2 ½ x 3 ½ Photograph or digital file less than 100k
Letters of Recommendation (3-5 per specialty)
Official university transcript
Dean’s letter (MSPE)
Getting Started for 2007
• Hard copy also available in Student Affairs
Check Careers in Medicine for guidance
Hook up with mentors and advisors
Career and preparation advice
Preliminary contact to recruit letter writers
Getting Started for 2007
Complete required biodata forms
No form – no match token
Begin your personal statement and CV
Letter writers need these
Get your picture taken
Ron Groom will be here July 6 and 7
Be sure you are on class listserv
Prepare to be busy and deadline-focused.
Electronic Roads Lead to ERAS Post
Office and Back Again for NRMP and
Student electronically sends applications, personal
statements, and CV’s to ERAS directly.
Your photo, LoR’s, transcript, and the MSPE go
to ERAS from the Dean’s work station.
USMLE transcripts go to ERAS directly from
NBME after the student okays release
ERAS then sends information to programs as
CAS or paper applications – who
You contact the appropriate application service
and check out the requirements for your program
Most documents will be transmitted as hard copy.
You are responsible for envelopes or labels and
You will send your own multiple transcripts.
Not all early program services are the same.
Be sure you are hooked up with the appropriate
Request letters of recommendation
Make all requests by September 15
Request University transcripts
Request after summer quarter begins but
before September 1
$7 charge per transcript, watch for
Request USMLE transcripts
• Part of the ERAS application process
• Check CAS for procedures
Register with NRMP beginning August 15
Early matches check target date for your field
September 1 – first day to submit ERAS application
Schedule interviews October – January
Rank lists submitted mid-January – mid-February
Match results March 2007
In a Nutshell
Choose a specialty
Register with a match
Register with the appropriate application service
Assemble your application package (application,
photo, transcript, letters of recommendation)
Select programs where you want to apply
File your application
Wait for and do interviews
Submit your Rank Order list
Go to work, Doctor!