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ERAS screwed it up this year

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ERAS screwed it up this year

Postby anatolyk » Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:50 pm

I heard from many friends that ERAS has screwed it up this year:
- Errors while working on applications
- Applications DID NOT GET THROUGH after 5 HOURS!

I know people who had a great shot for an interview and could not get it because program did not get the application and it was a requirement for an interview.
Making about 30 million a year in application fees, we would expect you to do better!!!
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Postby nas » Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:37 pm

This is disgusting. They are spoiling the careers of many here, with their callous atttitude. Anatolyk, I am sure you know better than anyone else on this forum, as to how to get them make a note of this unacceptable attitude!
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Postby anatolyk » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:49 pm

Honestly, I wouldn't loose my sleep over it as even if it was working smoothly, one's chances in the scramble are at most 1/4 of the match. There wasn't much to loose in the first place.

I do not think this was done intentionally, however I do believe that whatever computer system they use, they should pay more attention to quality assurance. There are just no checks and balances in place. 99% of applicants did not even know that their application did not get sent to the programs until the next day.

I know for a fact a similar case with NRMP. A person ranked a program number 1. After the match, she got a position at her number 3. She had a friend at No 1 who was asked by his PD why didn't she rank the program high as they got applicants matched they ranked lower than her.
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