"All applicants request residency application materials directly from hospitals. Applicants can register with ERAS, a program separate from NRMP." The preceding is a quote from medfools.com. Do we actually have to write to each hospital individually to solicit application materials? Kinda defeats the purpose of a common app, no? (And what materials are we soliciting, anyway; i.e., isn't it all on ERAS?) Also, if ERAS is separate from the NRMP, as noted in the quote above, does that mean that there is a non-ERAS way to apply to the match? Even if we do choose to use ERAS, do we have also to register with NRMP somehow? Estoy muy confundido. Ayudame, por favor.