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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 2023

ERAS Sample Application


OSA and the on-campus Photo and Graphics Group will work together to 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. OSA will send out communication in order to schedule these photo sessions. This communication will be sent out in the late spring/early summer entering your fourth year and you should plan to have your photo taken no later than September 1st.

After the Photo and Graphics Group takes your picture it will be added to your MedScope profile. It is your responsibility to upload it into ERAS. A couple suggestions in doing so is by clicking on your photo on MedScope and dragging it to your desktop and then uploading it, or you can save it as an image by right clicking on it on MedScope and uploading it that way. 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 any other types of interviews. You may also download a high-res version of your picture by clicking the high-res link under your picture in MedScope.