Preparing for Residency Timeline

March and April of your third year, meet with your faculty career advisor.

Think about who you will ask for letters of recommendation during the residency application process.

April/May

  • ERAS tokens are distributed by email from OMSE Student Services.
  • Request LORs from faculty and designate LOR authors in ERAS.
  • Complete Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) Survey and schedule appointment.
  • "Decision” electives.

June

  • Begin work on the ERAS application.

July

  • Continue requesting faculty LORs.
  • Begin research on residency programs.
  • Early match specialties begin accepting applications (SF, AUA and Military).

August

  • MSPE final student review begins.
  • Follow up with mentors and faculty on the status LORs.

September

  • Sept. 1: ERAS applicants may begin submitting applications to programs at 9 a.m. EST.
  • TBA: NRMP applicant registration begins at Noon EST.
  • Sept. 29: Residency programs may begin reviewing applications and MSPEs at 9 a.m. EST.

October

  • Oct. 1: Deadline for USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge.

November

  • TBA: NRMP registration deadline. Late fee is assessed after November 30.

January

February/March

  • TBANRMP Rank Order List (ROL) entry/certification deadline at 9 PM EST.
  • March 13: NRMP Applicant notified of matched/unmatched status at Noon EST.
  • March 17: Match Day.

April/May

Financial aid exit interviews. Mandatory for all student loan borrowers.

May

Medical School Commencement - May 12, 2023.