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Information about LOR
If you already have the LoR , make a sharp photocopy, discard the Request Letter ( there is a letter in My Documents column of ERAS adjacent to Letter of Recommendation) , affix the Document ID sticker ( the stickers that have been sent to you after you purchased the token. It has stickers for Dean's letter, Recommendation letter, Transcript. Document identification stickers are sent to you with the ERAS 2003 Applicant Manual .) in the upper half of the LoR and mail a copy of the LoR to ECFMG. Keep the original for your files. If you donot get the stickers in time you may send it to the ERAS writing. What is it? (Recommendation letter, Transcript, LOR, Dean's letter)
And For whom is it (Your name and USMLE Identification number)
If you still need to request the LoR , send both the Request Letter and the corresponding Document ID sticker to the letter writer. He/she can then mail the LoR with the sticker either to you or to ECFMG, depending on whether you waived your right to see the LoR.
Provide a link of the address to which documents must be sent above also
You may send as many Letters of Recommendation as you need, as long as each letter writer writes only one LoR . ERAS will not handle multiple letters from one writer! Additionally, My ERAS will not let you assign more than four (4) LoRs to any one program.
If the writer agrees, have the LoRs sent to you, so that you can keep the original and send ERAS a sharp photocopy. That way you will also be able to fax the LoR to some programs during the post-Match Scramble
ERAS cannot verify whether the document came from you, the writer or from your medical school directly. It is also assumed that the document is a copy, rather than an original. Once a document has been scanned, it cannot be determined whether we scanned an original or a good copy. So it is better to send a sharp photocopy than the original. But again it is again your decision.
For instructions on obtaining a California letter reach www.medbd.ca.gov. You may also request their application packet by e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org. Then you must list the letter as one of your Letters of Recommendation and enter "California Letter" instead of the name of the recommender . As a result, you can assign to any program located in California only three Letters of Recommendation plus the "California Letter."
Curriculum vitae of the applicants
My ERAS and the Program Director's Workstation will create a C.V from the information you provide in the Common Application Form (CAF). So no need to send a CV
You can sign up for the Match at the
Complete schedule of Residency Match at
For details of the ERAS Processing Fees, please go to
Please send your documents to:
ECFMG - ERAS Documents
P.O. Box 11746
Philadelphia, PA 19101-1746
ECFMG - ERAS Documents
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685
Fax number is 215-222-5641