Lincoln Memorial University

Residency Application Guide and Resources

The following is a general timeline that outlines the residency application process.B Please access the links below for specific timelines, ERAS and Match registration, information on residency programs, and information on residency supporting documents.

Timeline: Third Year into Fourth Year
October-March: Begin working on your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Research residency programs and request information and/or application materials(TOMEC, AOA Opportunities, and AMAb's FREIDA).
Pay careful attention to eligibility requirements and deadlines.

Write your Personal Statement(s)

Mid-Late June:

Begin requesting Letters of Recommendation (LoRs) if you have not already done so

AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program opens (NMS)

July 1:

ERAS tokens distributed to applicants by the Department of Career Services

MyERAS Web site opens to osteopathic applicants to begin working on their applications. Osteopathic applicants may begin selecting and applying to osteopathic training programs only.

ERAS is a separate and distinct service from the Match.B ERAS is used to apply for programs, while the Match determines the final placements into programs.BMore information and links for both below.

July 15:

Osteopathic training programs can begin contacting the ERAS PostOffice to download application files.

September 15:

NRMP opens for registration for the allopathic Match

Applicants begin applying to/transmitting their ERAS applications to ACGME residency programs

October 1: MSPE's are released to programs
November 1:

Recommended date by which students should register for the AOA Match.

Late November:

Instructions for submitting rank order lists and obtaining match results are provided to NMS registered students and programs

NRMP Applicant Registration Deadline


NMS Final submission of student and program rank order

NRMP Rank order list entry begins


NMS Osteopathic Match results released

DO Scramble

NRMP Late Registration Deadline


NRMP Match Results released


March-April Send Residency/State Licensing Forms that need to be signed by DCOM and requests for graduation verification letters to the Department of Career Services
Early May: Graduation
June: Residency Orientation (Program Dependent)
July 1: Begin Residency


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