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The Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) is the centralized online application service you’ll use to deliver your application, along with supporting documents, to residency programs. Here are some important links to facilitate your residency application process.

UMB ERAS Tutorial:  ERAS Tutorial 2019 (PPT) | Video

ERAS Sample Application


The on-campus Photo and Graphics Group can provide professional photographs of you for your use in the residency application process. The Photo and Graphics Group is located on the first floor of the Bressler Research Building at the end of the hall past Hosick Hall in room 1-009. This should be done in the spring of your third year and absolutely no later than September 1st of the fourth year. The photographers ask that you call the day you want your picture taken to make sure they will be available. Please contact (410-706-7808) to set up a time to have your photo taken. Don't forget to inform them that you are a fourth-year student requesting a digital photo for residency application. Please remember to dress professionally.

When the Photo and Graphics Group takes your picture, it is your responsibility to upload it into ERAS. The easiest way to do it is to click on your photo from Medscope and drag it to your desktop and upload it. The ERAS program will not allow the residency program to download your photograph until you are offered an interview. It is your decision as to whether you include one in your original application, but we strongly recommend it. Certainly, after you have been granted an interview, you will want to supply the program with a photo. Extra pictures are also handy for state licensure applications, USMLE applications and other types of interviews. You may download your picture by clicking the high res link under your picture in MedScope.