Older candidates and ERAS application components



What is the most important aspect of the application that can help best for those who graduated over 10 years ago?


Making sure that you have a strong personal statement is incredibly important since it is the only document in your application that you truly have complete control over. Make sure that your personal statement can demonstrate your abilities and confirm your interest in your chosen specialty. Also, it should explain why you’d be the best fit for their team.

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While older candidates have aspects of their application they cannot control such as their Time Since Graduation, there are some key components of the ERAS Application they can use to help show off their “best self,” such as their Personal Statements, Letters of Recommendation, and MyERAS Application. You can find more older candidates-specific advice here: https://www.matcharesident.com/older-candidates