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MS4 Timeline: 4th year medical student timeline

MS4 Timeline of 4th year medical student:

May‐ June  Review SFMatch site for general information about the early match process (Ophthalmology).  Early match registration is available through the SFMatch site at

May‐July  Urology match information available, registration begins through AUA @
Investigate on‐line sources for specialty and program information, requirements and deadlines
Begin requesting residency application information and brochures directly from hospitals through FREIDA at

May‐Aug  Begin submitting application for USMLE Step 2 CS & CK.  Recommend having Step 2 CS completed by end of Jan.; Step 2 CK by the end of Feb.  Register early!

Put final touches on CV and personal statement

MS4 Timeline - 4th year medical student timeline

MS4 Timeline – 4th year medical student timeline

June  ERAS 2011 manuals available for download. Visit the ERAS website at

June‐July  Gather CAS materials (LoRs, transcript, personal statement, application, CV)

July   Early July ERAS tokens distributed via e‐mail.  Please see for more information.  Start entering data into ERAS

July‐Aug  Begin residency program applications.  Note: Each program has specific deadlines for applications.  Students are responsible for finding out these deadlines.

July‐ Sept  Track LoRs through ERAS Applicant Document Tracking System (ADTS)

August 15th NRMP registration and applicant use guide for the NRMP available at  Note:  students going through early match who need to secure a PGY1 position will need to register with the NRMP

Sept 15th Target date for ERAS applicants to have entered all MyERAS information.

Oct‐Feb  Interview at residency programs
Nov 1st MSPE release date for ERAS and CAS
Nov 30th 11:59 PM Deadline to register for NRMP. May register after this date but will pay $50 late penalty fee.
Dec Military match results released

 Jan 4th  Deadline for submitting rank order lists for AUA (urology).
Jan 6th  Deadline for submitting rank order lists for Ophthalmology

Jan 13th     Match results for Ophtho faxed to AWOME and e‐mailed to applicants.
Jan 15th     Begin to enter rank order lists for NRMP.  You will need AAMC ID and password to access the site.
Jan 24th  Match results for Urology faxed to AWOME and e‐mail applicants.

Feb 23rd  NRMP Rank Order lists must be certified by 9:00 PM EST.  NRMP staff will be available to answer questions during the final hours.

March 14th  Unmatched information posted on the web at 11:00 AM CST.  Individual counseling will be available for all unmatched students.
March 17th   Match Day!
April  Send thank you notes to your advisor and letter writers letting them know where you matched and how much you appreciate their support.

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