ERAS system down on the very first day of match season

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hot-computerMain Residency match opened on September 15th, 2014 for all ACGME accredited residency positions. In line with last year around 40,000 applicants would have browsing the website to apply. But as it appears of now ERAS went down starting 8:58 am and is still inaccessible at the time of this writing.

Coming from a prestigious institution of AMA and representing thousands of doctors, this is not a good message to leave for others to follow. Managing 40,000 users at one time on a website should not be difficult in this time of technological advancements when millions of users are assessing much smaller blogs or websites than ERAS.