ERAS Application Form Review/Editing Service
"I was going after derm. Although I was a good applicant, matching was no sure thing. Some of my school's students before me had failed to match with the same stats. I found Dr. Desai through an internet search, and the rest, as they say, is history. After a fantastic job on my ERAS application (and my mock interview), I matched!"
Almost all residency programs (and many fellowship programs) require applicants to submit their completed application through the Electronic Residency Application Service, also known as ERAS. ERAS does not, however, allow applicants to submit their curriculum vitae or CV as part of this application. Instead, ERAS requires all applicants to transfer information from their CV to the ERAS Application Form. It is the ERAS Application Form that is then sent to programs for review along with the rest of your application.
Once the application is received, program directors will read the ERAS Application closely and carefully. It will be used to assess the quality of your written communication skills. Programs place considerable emphasis on communication skills because effective communication has been shown to directly affect the quality of care given to patients.
Therefore, it is imperative that all information in your ERAS Application is well communicated and error-free.
In my experience working with applicants, errors are common in the ERAS Application. Although spelling and grammatical errors are frequently seen, equally common and dangerous are the less well-appreciated errors. Chief among these errors is the use of language or words that makes an applicant's experiences and accomplishments seem less impressive. The words that you use in your description have a powerful impact on the impression that you leave on an application reviewer.
These errors can prevent applicants from securing interviews. Even when interviews are secured, errors in the ERAS Application can lead an interviewer to downgrade an applicant's overall score. This can lower your position on the program's rank list, and affect your chances of matching.
We have considerable experience reviewing ERAS Applications and can make sure that your application is polished, professional, and powerful.
Program Directors Speak
"We can not stress enough how important it is for an applicant to our program to possess both strong oral and written skills."
Department of Family Medicine at UCLA
"Many faculty members believe, deep in their souls, that the care with which you treat your ERAS application (a pretty important document) corresponds with the care you will treat your residency and your patients. Misspellings, poor punctuation, lousy grammar, etc., will get circled on the application (in RED ink!!)."
Dr. David Overton
Emergency Medicine Residency
Michigan State University
Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies
"Details matter - grammar, spelling, etc. Anesthesiology is a detail-oriented specialty and small errors can be quite important."
Dr. Catherine Kuhn
Duke University Anesthesiology
"Approximately 14% of applicants are granted an interview and only 8% of the entire applicant pool will be hired by any given hospital. Therefore, it is imperative that applicants make themselves stand out in their applications."
American Medical Association
How It Works
Step 1: Purchase the Service from our Online Store
Step 2: Email Application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3: After Dr. Desai has reviewed your application, he will send you a list of questions to answer about each of your experiences. Your answers to these questions will help us ensure that all key content important to residency programs will be found in the description fields of your experiences.
Step 4: Editing will be done by Dr. Samir Desai and his team of Harvard-trained writing experts.
Step 5: Revisions as needed until you are satisfied.
Questions? Contact Us.