Residency Planning Timeline

APRIL

  • Mid-April: MSPE writers assigned
  • By end of April: Upload Draft CV and Personal Statement into MyUpstate
  • By end of April: Schedule May-June Appt. with MSPE letter writers
  • ERAS Token distributed in Mid-April via Student Affairs Office
  • By end of April: Complete On-line MSPE worksheet in MyUpstate
  • ERAS opens end of April (Residency Programs start reviewing applications September 15th)
  • Register for Step 2 CK (take by December)

MAY

  • By Early May (if not already done): Have Draft CV and Personal Statement attached into MyUpstate
  • Schedule May-June Appt. with MSPE letter writers
  • Meet with Specialty Advisors
  • Review Transcript/Narratives for accuracy/Typos
  • MSPE Appointments beginning Mid-May
  • Meet with MSPE letter writers

JUNE

  • Meet with MSPE letter writers
  • Begin Requesting Letters of Recommendations
  • Registration for SFMatch (Ophthalmology) starts June 1st
  • Register for Urology Match early June
  • Begin to research Residency programs: FREIDA External Icon ; CiM External Icon
  • “Decision” Electives

JULY

  • Request Letters of Recommendations
  • MSPE’s completed by MSPE letter writers July 15th
  • 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 photo into ERAS
  • Complete ERAS Transcript Request on MyUpstate

AUGUST

  • 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) (www.sfmatch.org External Icon)
  • Canadian Match Registration Opens mid-month (www.carms.ca External Icon)
  • Aug. - Early Sept. = Review MSPE when prompted by Student Affairs

SEPTEMBER

  • Register for the “Match” (NRMP) beginning September 15th (www.nrmp.org External Icon)
  • 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 7th

OCTOBER

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

NOVEMBER

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

DECEMBER

  • Interviews
  • Sit for Step 2 CK by December
  • Ophthalmology Match Rank Order List submission begins
  • Military Match Results Mid-Month

JANUARY

  • Interviews continue
  • NRMP Rank Order List system opens Mid-January (exact date TBD)
  • SF Match (Ophtho) Rank Order List Due January 5th/Results released January 13th
  • Urology Rank List Due & Results released

FEBRUARY

  • Mid-End of February (Exact date TBD) = Last Day to Enter & Certify Rank Order List
  • Canadian Match Rank Order List Due early February/Results Early March

MARCH

  • Entire Month – March Into Residency
  • March 13th – Match or No Match Notification
  • March 16th – Dinner Dance
  • March 17th – MATCH DAY!