ERAS Application - A Brief Guide

Guide to how to fill description box on ERAS application

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There is clear variability in the type of work you did even if there is a title attached. The word "Experience" is key. In medicine we respect experience a lot for good reason. So here describe your experience.
✺ Differentiate between CV, Resume and Application
✺ Application is standardized to have similar output
✺ Print and review on Paper as most program directors review on paper
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Description Box

Volunteer experience
Research experience
Work experience
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Position

Make sure you fill the position title even if you were not officially awarded. Go back to your supervisor and notify them that you are adding it on your ERAS application and using this title.
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It is generally recommended that you included activities that you participated actively and consistently. So try to include activities that you have contributed atleast 8-10 hrs per week

Description Box

Description box is the key:
Do not repeat the information that is present in other parts of the form.
Include: 1) What and 2) Why

What you did

  • I worked as β€œposition” doing X and Learning Y

Why you did it

  • This experience brought me β€œY”

Length

~ 550 - 600 Character (Length of TWO tweets)
One tweet each and then combine them
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Reason for leaving

Completion of Project, Voluntarily at the end of allocated time
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