On May 11th, ERAS offered guidance regarding the residency application timeline for those looking to Match in 2021, by publishing the Final Report and Recommendations for Medical Education Institutions of LCME-Accredited, U.S. Osteopathic, and Non-U.S. Medical School Applicants regarding the 2020-2021 residency cycle.
Recommendation 1 ? Away Rotations for Medical Students – The WG recommends that for the 2020-2021 academic year, away rotations be discouraged, except under [special] circumstances:
Recommendation 2 ? Virtual Interviews: The WG recommends that all programs commit to online interviews and virtual visits for all applicants, including local students, rather than in-person interviews for the entire cycle and that the medical education community commit to creating a robust digital environment and set of tools to yield the best experiences for programs and applicants.
Recommendation 3 ? The ERAS Opening for Programs and the Overall Residency Timeline: The WG recommends a delayed opening of ERAS for residency programs and a delayed release of the medical student performance evaluation (MSPE) and that the opening and release happen on the same day [October 21, 2020].