When Exactly Does ERAS Open For Submission?

Discussion in 'ERAS, SOAP, and NRMP Match' started by Harrison486, Aug 30, 2011.

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  1. Harrison486

    Harrison486 10+ Year Member

    May 24, 2007
    Hey everyone,

    When exactly does ERAS open for submission? I know Sept. 1st is the magical day, but does it open at a specific time?

    I was planning on having everything ready and submitting before I went in to the hospital on Sept. 1st, but recently someone made a comment about staying up until midnight the night before, so that they could submit ASAP.

    Is it really possible to submit on 12:01AM September 1st? Is there any purpose or advantage in sending it in then rather than say 8:00AM?
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  3. turkeyjerky

    turkeyjerky 7+ Year Member

    Sep 27, 2008
    this is really going a step beyond neurotic...
  4. go lakers

    go lakers Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 5, 2006
  5. 2012mdc

    2012mdc Enjoying the Dark Side 5+ Year Member

    Mar 8, 2010
  6. tin

    tin 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2007

    can we begin submitting at midnight? or do we begin at 8am EST? :D
  7. El Dooderino

    El Dooderino Banned

    Sep 16, 2010
    this is a joke, please be a joke
  8. golfman

    golfman 2+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    I would send it in at 12:01 AM. I think some schools download applications and offer interviews between 12:01 and 8 AM. You sure don't want to miss interviews because you submitted late. Or maybe I'm just being sarcastic.
  9. tin

    tin 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2007
    It's a simple question with A supposedly simple answer. Seemingly enough, those answering are incapable of writing any sort of cohesive and clear response. If u don't know or don't care there is always the option of not responding.:D
  10. SxRx

    SxRx 5+ Year Member

    Jan 4, 2009
    OP. Sept 1st at 12PM EST is when you can start applying to programs on ERAS. I hope this helps.
  11. cpap


    Aug 16, 2011
    It's a legitimate question. There are many reasons to want to submit as early as possible. In fact, some medical schools actually require their students to submit on 9/1.
  12. texasguy

    texasguy 2+ Year Member

    Feb 25, 2010
    i would make fun of the OP for asking the question but i'd be lying if i didn't wonder the same thing myself...moreso because I just want this load off my shoulders..and clearly 300+ viewers of this thread wondered the same thing, too so lets not be too harsh on the OP!
  13. Harrison486

    Harrison486 10+ Year Member

    May 24, 2007
    Since everyone here was so helpful, I decided to contact ERAS directly. Here was there response:

    "In order to apply to programs tomorrow, you will have to certify and submit your MyERAS application. Applying to programs and submitting your applications are two different things. You can certify and submit your application whenever you have completed filling out your MyERAS application and you are confident that the information you enter is accurate and free of omissions. You can do this by going to the Application/Home tab and clicking Submit your Application. Keep in mind that once you have certified and submitted your application, you will not be able to go back and make any changes. This means any information you enter in the Application sub-tabs (e.g. General, Education, Medical Education, etc).

    The ERAS PostOffice will open tomorrow at 8am EST for applicants to begin applying to allopathic residency programs.

    For further information you can contact the ERAS HelpDesk at 202-862-6264."

    So the official answer is 8AM EST.
  14. psychphan

    psychphan 2+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    I thought this was a legitimate question, and thank you for the answer.
  15. tin

    tin 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2007
    Thank you guys! Totally appreciate the response :)

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