Updating ERAS with new rec letters

Discussion in 'ERAS, SOAP, and NRMP Match' started by Cardioverter, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Cardioverter

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    I am a little confused about the residency application process. I start my 4th year on 6/25/07. If the first date for ERAS is 9/1 (and applying ASAP is ideal), then that only gives me a few months to do audition rotations. My school also requires that I take the step 2 boards before 9/1. What happens if I do an audition rotation around 9/1 or after that date, get a recommendation letter and try to update my application? Is that even possible? If so, how far after that date can I add a rec letter and reasonably expect that the PD of the residency will see it?
     
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    You can only change your profile after submitting your CAV and CV to what they call the "post office". This means you can update your address, phone number and email address. LOR's can be added anytime. New USMLE scores can be updated and transmitted automatically or submitted at your request.

    I think this is unfair of ERAS because you have to submit around the first of September and many things can change between that date and January when most of the interviews are completed.
     
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    You can add Step scores, LORs and PS's to ERAS at any time. Once you submit your CV portion of it, no changes can be made (other than to your name/address). That said, your CV should be pretty much set @ that point so it's not a huge problem.

    So to answer your question, if you do an away rotation that you expect to use for an LOR (and there are as many reasons not to do one as there are reasons to do one but that's a different thread altogether) as late as Sept/Oct you should be OK. Keep in mind that programs have deadlines as early as Nov. 1 so earlier is better (and if you're applying to early match specialties it's even earlier).
     
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    As already stated, you can add LORs, personal statements, scores at any time. You can even apply to more programs after the inital submit date if you so choose. In fact (at least in my class, myself included) most students do not have EVERYTHING in when they submit in early September. I did not get all my LORs in until October, and I was fine. Although it depends on your specialty, some programs will offer interviews even before all your application materials are submitted.
     

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