How to Apply for Colorectal Residency Timeline Colorectal residency match is administered by the NMRP with applications in ERAS . Applications open over the summer with interviews typically occurring between late August and October. The match takes place in late October or early November. Applicants must register for the match and request a token via ERAS. Application Procedures Applicants are required to submit their application, ABSITE scores, and letters of recommendation via ERAS. The Association of Program Directors for Colon and Rectal Surgery (APDCRS) has introduced and is encouraging the use of the Colon and Rectal Surgery Resident Assessment Application (formerly Standard Letter of Recommendation) for applicants to our residency programs. See Residency Programs here.