Postpone ERAS Application date to Nov 15, 2020

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Due to the recent Pandemic COVID19, the students appearing for 2021 match have been thrown into a dilemma. The exam centres are closing down and dates are being pushed, visa restrictions and bans are being put on countries and the clinical opportunities and experiences have been shut in almost all universities, hospitals and clinics. In such a situation, it's very difficult for students to have all their scores and CVs comprising of US clinical experiences and LORs, ready by 15 September, 2020.

Therefore, it is our humble request to the test taking organisations to kindly consider pushing the ERAS application date to November 15, 2020 instead of 15  September, 2020 so that students who are struggling to find a date to write their exams, get their visas and apply for clinical experiences for the 2021 match do not miss an entire year of their precious career.

Pursuing residency is an expensive and stressful exercise and losing one year to a situation that is beyond the control of these students is not justified. We understand that the process will be cumbersome for the test taking organisations as well, However, we as students, will cooperate to our fullest capacity towards this endeavour.