check this link out, on the right side of the page for a comparison of ERAS applications over the years. http://www.aamc.org/programs/eras/programs/statistics/start.htm miklos posted it in another forum, thought it would be intersting to many on SDN as well. looks like apps are up in some fields. ob/gyn is up 10%, which seemed to be the consensus in the interview trail. in general, about 2500 more applicants. yikes!