AAMC Establishes New Fee Structure for 2025 ERAS Residency Application Season

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AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, shared the following message with AAMC member medical schools, teaching hospitals, learners, and other members of the academic medicine community:

“Following the expansion of the AAMC Fee Assistance Program to include Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) residency applicants that I shared with you in November, I am pleased to announce that the AAMC is also establishing a new fee structure for the 2025 ERAS residency season. This important update builds on our commitment to supporting learners throughout their journey from premed to residency and beyond.

Under this new simplified structure, residency applicants will pay $11 per application for up to 30 applications and a $30 fee per application for 31 or more applications. This fee model restarts with any new specialty for those who choose to use the ERAS platform to apply to multiple specialties.

Number of ApplicationsCost Per Application
31 or more$30

This change will have a significant impact as we anticipate most applicants will see discounts of up to 36%.

The new fee structure – part of a broader AAMC effort to address residency application costs and improve the transition to residency – is guided by research and input from the medical education community, learners, and finance experts. We have updated the ERAS application to enable applicants to share more about themselves with programs, and provided programs with holistic review tools to help them identify applicants whose goals align with their mission. Through our collaboration with Thalamus, we are creating greater efficiencies and more transparency in the overall process for applicants, programs, and schools through comprehensive interview management and better data and analytics.

These collective actions underscore the AAMC’s unwavering commitment to addressing serious challenges in the transition from undergraduate to graduate medical education and working across all specialties and programs to build a strong, diverse future physician workforce.”

The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) is a nonprofit association dedicated to improving the health of people everywhere through medical education, health care, medical research, and community collaborations. Its members are all 158 U.S. medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education; 13 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 academic health systems and teaching hospitals, including Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 70 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC leads and serves America’s medical schools, academic health systems and teaching hospitals, and the millions of individuals across academic medicine, including more than 193,000 full-time faculty members, 96,000 medical students, 153,000 resident physicians, and 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences. Following a 2022 merger, the Alliance of Academic Health Centers and the Alliance of Academic Health Centers International broadened participation in the AAMC by U.S. and international academic health centers.

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