VSAS,ERAS and beyond…

The clinical years of medical school can bring a plethora of questions.

How do clerkships (aka clinical rotations or clinical experiences) really work? What am I required to take? Will I be prepared? When do I apply for residency? HOW do I apply for residency? Wait, how do I even know what I want to be when I grow up?

Dr. Hover will be holding town hall meetings in January to answer all of your questions about your transitions from the didactic years through graduation.

On Thursday, January 19, 2017, from 6-8 pm in Lecture Hall 2, the DO 2018 class will learn about the VSAS (Visiting Student Application Service) application timeline and process, Letters of Recommendation, interview attire , the ERAS process and the difference between the MD and DO math processes.

On Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 5-7 pm in Lecture Hall 2, the DO 2019 class will meet to learn about the transition to clerkships, what to expect, immunizations, credentialing, professionalism and much more!

Attendance is required and light snacks will be served.

All clinical clerkship and residency questions should be directed to Dr. Hover  at Mara.Hover@tun.touro.edu.

 

Dean’s Letter System & ERAS

Dean’s Letters

The Dean’s Letter is the final document needed by residency programs to create a match. This information is uploaded into the DLS system. For those of you who do not know, there are a few sections in the DLS system that must be completed by each student.

Each student has their own log in and the website can be accessed at dls.tun.touro.edu.
If you do not know your log in information or cannot access DLS please contact IT at 702.777.3160.

In the DLS system, each student must enter the information below before September 15, 2016:

  • Premedical data
  • Experience
  • Research
  • Honors & Awards

The Dean’s Office will enter:

  • Dean’s Letter

Before the final Dean’s Letter is uploaded you will have will have the opportunity to review the draft for substantive errors before it is finalized and uploaded onto ERAS. You will be given three days to review the document if after three days we don’t hear from you your document will be uploaded as written.

Please contact Alexa Levine for any changes/updates to your account. This includes missing clerkships, comments, grades, etc. She can be reached via email Alexa.Levine@tun.touro.edu.


ERAS

The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) is the website that gives each residency program access to your accounts/information.  Once each ERAS account is uploaded with all required documents, every residency program in the United States will have access to each student’s personal and academic information uploaded in their individual ERAS account.

Each student has been provided their individualized Token ID by the department of Clinical Education. This should give you access onto ERAS.

AAMC for Students, Applicants, and Residents

Everyone has been assigned a token. Please complete the registration tis will ensure proper uploading of your documents.

In the ERAS system, each student must enter the information below before September 15, 2016:

  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Photo
  • COMLEX Scores
  • USMLE

Each preceptor will upload:

  • Letter of Recommendation

Dean’s Office will upload:

  • Dean’s Letter (MSPE)
  • Transcript

If there are any other questions regarding dates the ERAs timeline can be found at
ERAS 2017 Timeline for DO Residency

*Please note residency programs will not have access to your accounts until October 1, 2016.*


Dr. Mara Hover is the new Associate Dean of Clinical Education. Please contact her with any questions you may have during your third and fourth years.  She can be reached via email Mara.Hover@tun.touro.edu