Residency Planning Timeline


  • Mid-April: Residency Process Advisors & MSPE writers assigned
  • By end of April: Schedule May appt. with Residency Process Advisor
  • ERAS Token distributed in Mid-April via Student Affairs Office
  • ERAS opens end of April (Residency Programs start reviewing applications September 15th)


  • By Early May: Have Draft CV and Personal Statement attached into MyUpstate
  • Meet with Residency Process Advisor


  • Begin Requesting Letters of Recommendations
  • Registration for SFMatch (Ophthalmology) starts June 2nd
  • By June 15th: Complete On-line MSPE worksheet
  • By June 15th: Schedule June-July Appt. with MSPE letter writer
  • Residency Process Advisors complete input for MSPE writers – June 15th
  • Register for Urology Match early June
  • Begin to research Residency programs: FREIDA External Icon ; CiM External Icon
  • Register for Step 2 CK (take by December)
  • “Decision” Electives


  • Request Letters of Recommendations
  • MSPE Appointment beginning early – July
  • Residency Advisors complete input for MSPE writers mid-July
  • Track & Confirm “Designated” LOR’s via MyERAS
  • Confirm Step 2 test date
  • Continue to Research Residency Programs via FREIDA and CiM
  • Military Applicants Apply to Positions
  • Submit electronic photo to Students Affairs for ERAS
  • Review Transcript/Narratives for accuracy/Typos
  • Complete online ERAS Transcript Request


  • Follow-up & confirm receipt of LOR’s – monitor in MyERAS ADTS
  • Complete & Send ERAS Residency Applications: ERAS opens to programs on September 15th
  • Register for SF Match (Ophthalmology) ( External Icon)
  • Canadian Match Registration Opens mid-month ( External Icon)


  • Register for the “Match” (NRMP) beginning September 15th ( External Icon)
  • MSPE’s completed by MSPE writers September 7th
  • Mid-Late September Review MSPE when prompted by Student Affairs
  • Continue to apply to programs: Suggest completion by September 15th
  • Follow-up & Confirm Receipt of LOR’s – Monitor in MyERAS ADTS
  • Sept. – Dec. = Most ideal time to sit for Step 2 CK
  • SF Match (Ophtho) application submission target date September 3rd


  • MSPE Released October 1st. FOR ALL MATCH PROGRAMS
  • Interview Invitations may begin to trickle in
  • Military Rank Order lists due mid-month


  • Interview “Season” in full swing
  • Inform Student Affairs of how many interviews you have scheduled
  • November 30th = NRMP Registration Deadline!


  • Interviews
  • Sit for Step 2 CK by December
  • Military Match Results Mid-Month


  • Interviews continue
  • NRMP Rank Order List system opens January 15th
  • SF Match (Ophtho) Rank Order List Due January 6th/Results released January 14th
  • Urology Rank List Due & Results released


  • February 26th = Last Day to Enter & Certify Rank Order List
  • Canadian Match Rank Order List Due early February/Results Early March


  • Entire Month – March Into Residency
  • March 14th – Match or No Match Notification
  • March 17th – Dinner Dance
  • March 18th – MATCH DAY!