Sorry for the very stupid question, but I'm not really sure about what the difference is between these 2, and am also a bit confused about the timelines involved. IMGs who wish to apply for residency always need to apply to both ERAS and NRMP, correct? My understanding is thus far that ERAS is a sort of information collecting service which collects your resume, letters of reference, personal statement and so on. Do you give them any information about where you are applying to? I also understand that you apply through NRMP to the specific programs you want to join, and rank them, right? Do you rank the programs before or after you go for interview? I had assumed it was before but I read on internationaldoc.com that it is after your interviews that you have to make a rank list. Are NRMP and ERAS somehow linked together? Because it seems to be the case that the places you apply to download your info from what you sent to ERAS, is this correct? I'm a bit confused and would appreciate some information, thanks!