Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) Law and Legal Definition

Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) is the system for obtaining a residency position in the field of medicine in the U.S. The system was introduced to enhance medical students’ transition to residency by reducing the amount of time spent on the application process. ERAS is a service that transmits applications, letters of recommendation (LoRs), Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs), medical school transcripts, and other supporting credentials from the medical student and the designated dean's office to program directors using the internet.