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J Surg Educ. 2019 Apr 4. pii: S1931-7204(19)30098-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2019.03.010. [Epub ahead of print]

ERAS and the NRMP and Their Roles in Residency Recruitment-A Primer for Surgical Program Directors.

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Department of Surgery, Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:
Department of Surgery, IndianaUniversity School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.


The process of residency recruitment involves medical schools, training programs, and applicants. These 3 constituencies collaborate through 2 nonprofit organizations-Electronic Residency Application Service and the National Resident Match Program. An overview of both organizations and their functions is presented to help surgical training directors better understand the roles of these 2 important stakeholders in recruitment.

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