No, ERAS does not accept automatic upload at this time. AOA hopes to add this functionality when available through ERAS.

The eSLOR was created to standardize letters for applications. There is a comment section for the letter writers to provide additional summative information at the end of the eSLOR. Our goal is to minimize extra work for the letter writers, standardize the application process, and have the eSLOR serve as the sole letter for applicants.

Download and print the completed PDF. That document must be manually signed and then uploaded to the student’s ERAS file. Instructions for uploading a SLOR to a student’s ERAS file can be found on the ERAS website. The process is exactly the same as it is for uploading a recommendation letter in narrative form.

An eSLOR may be completed by any board eligible or board certified orthopaedic surgeon that has useful information about the applicant. The request is generated by the applicant.

Unfortunately, we cannot create a user account for someone other than the user. Please direct your letter writers to the AOA/CORD eSLOR website to either log in with their AOA ID and password or to create a new account.

Fortunately, the new eSLOR is only available on the new eSLOR website. This helps ensure uniformity in the eSLOR, the contents of the eSLOR, and the data that will eventually be captured by its use.

We understand the hardship that duplicative work entails. If at all possible, it is in the applicant’s best interest to have a new eSLOR completed, but this is entirely up to you. If you choose to use the old SLOR, the pdf can be found below.

AOA does not use or disclose personally identifiable information contained in the eSLOR or disclose the eSLOR to any third-party. The eSLOR is used by the letter writer for submission to ERAS. The American Orthopaedic Association does not review the content of any eSLOR completed by a letter writer. AOA has no responsibility or liability for the content of the completed eSLOR or the use thereof by any third party and shall not be liable for damages or claims of any kind whatsoever related to or based upon delivery, receipt or use of or reliance on the completed eSLOR.

AOA takes reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality of the completed eSLOR, including physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards as required by law. We continually review our security procedures and mechanisms to ensure that reasonable protections are in place.

Although AOA uses commercially reasonable efforts to protect the confidentiality of the completed eSLOR as stored by AOA, AOA cannot guarantee the strict confidentiality and security of the eSLOR and disclaims liability for disclosure thereof.