Can I update ERAS? New Publications...

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Can I update ERAS? New Publications...

So I just found out 4 abstracts of mine were accepted and 1 publication to a peer reviewed journal was accepted. I am the presenter and first author on these.These were not in my ERAS when I submitted it, as they had not been "accepted". Is there a way to update ERAS? It looks like its nonammendable once you submit it... What would you suggest I do, so that programs know...? Thanks in advance

Edited by: nicky on 05/11/2015 - 19:50 Reason: Updated by FeedsNodeProcessor
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My understanding is that you

My understanding is that you can't update anything once it is submitted other than you profile (email, address, phone, etc.).  If you really want someone to know, you need to email them directly, or tell them at interviews.

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you cant modify ERAS once

you cant modify ERAS once submitted so you will need to find a tactful way of writing to programs to let them know.  I think this falls into the gray area about how you personally prefer to conduct your affairs and what you think is ethical.  A safe bet would be a writtten letter addressed the the proram director of each program expressing your continued interest and a desire "update" them on new information that may strengthen your case that you will be a valauable addition to their program, wouldn't hurt to make this slightly tailored to each program on your lists expressing particular things you are interested in or particular ways your research overlaps with their dept (though this might be above and beyond given the time constraints).  Another option would be to contact your dean and ask them to include the new information in the dean's letter--I think that most people who have a vested say in whether or not you are ranked highly will actually read the dean's letter and at my institution this is not even written until Nov 1 so there is still time. Anyone else with thoughts? 

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Anyone

Else been in this same situation? Any thoughts?