Fees for the 2018-19 US Medical Residency Application Cycle

Fees for the 2018-19 US Medical Residency Application Cycle

(Content updated: August 1, 2018)

Smart residency applicants know there are many costs and fees along the road to residency. Early awareness of these fees will help those applying for US medical residency to better organize their financial resources and budget accordingly. Below are all of the fees and costs associated with the US Medical Residency Application process from start to finish, and everything in between.

USMLE 2018-19 (For IMGs)

Exams

  • USMLE Step 1 = $910 + International Test Delivery Surcharge, if testing outside the US and Canada
  • USMLE Step 2 CK = $910 + International Test Delivery Surcharge, if testing outside the US and Canada
  • USMLE Step 2 CS = $1,565

Additional Services

  • Extension of Eligibility = $70 per exam
  • Step 1/Step 2 CK Testing Region Change = $65 per region change
  • Step 1/Step 2 CK Rescheduling Fee = $0 – $569 (depending on exam, testing region, and date of cancellation)
  • Step 2 CS Rescheduling Fee = $0 – $1,285 (depending on date of cancellation)
  • Score Recheck (Step 1/Step 2 CK/Step 2 CS) = $80 per exam

ECFMG 2018-19

ECFMG Services

  • ERAS Token = $120
  • Application for ECFMG Certification = $75
  • Application for J-1 Sponsorship = $325 + $180 to the Department of Homeland Security
  • Medical School Transcript Translation = $250 (if needed)
  • CVS Verification to State Medical Licensing Authority = $45

ECFMG + USMLE

  • USMLE Transcript (Paper Copy) = $70 per request (up to 10)
  • USMLE Transcript (Electronic) = $80 (Once per ERAS season)

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AAMC/ERAS 2018-19

Programs Per Specialty

  • Up to 10 = $99
  • 11 – 20 = $14 each
  • 21 – 30 = $18 each
  • 31 or more = $26 each

For example, in one specialty:

  • 100 programs = $2,239
  • 200 programs = $4,839

Or, if you want to split up your application

  • 100 programs in one specialty + 100 programs in a different specialty = $4,478

**Note: AAMC/ERAS takes Visa and Mastercard only. All fees are non-refundable, therefore, you will want to research programs carefully.

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NRMP 2018-19

  • Registration Fee =  $85 (first 20 programs on primary rank list)
  • Late Fee =  $50 (after Nov. 30)
  • Couples = $25 additional per partner
  • Additional Programs = $30 per program

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Other Possible Cost Factors

  • USMLE preparation materials
  • Interviews:
    • Travel (to the interview and around the area)
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Clothes

Residency Resources to Help Cut Costs

  • Personal Statement Help – Getting your Personal Statement professionally edited or written will save you time and will help you make the most of your applications.
      • Writing Service (7-10 days processing) = $499
        • (add $100 to expedite 3-5 days)
  • Program Selection Help – Don’t waste application fees on programs you do not qualify for, and get all of your program research done instantly.
    • Match A Resident
      • Regular Season Access (good through February 28, 2019):
        • $79 per Individual Specialty list
        • $299 for all 18 specialty lists
      • Full Season Access (good through April 30, 2019):
        • $99 per Individual Specialty list
        • $399 for all 18 specialty lists

**Please Note: Fees are subject to change. Always keep informed by visiting the official services’ websites.

Official Websites Resources:

  1. USMLE: http://www.usmle.org/
  2. ERAS:  https://students-residents.aamc.org/attending-medical-school/how-apply-residency-positions/applying-residencies-eras/
  3. ECMFG: http://www.ecfmg.org/
  4. NRMP: http://www.nrmp.org/

Related Application Prep:

  1. Match A Resident: https://www.matcharesident.com/
  2. Residency Statement: https://www.residencystatement.com/
  3. Residency Blog: http://blog.matcharesident.com/
  4. Personal Statement Blog: http://blog.residencystatement.com/
  5. USMLEPress (USMLE and Residency Forum): https://www.usmlepress.com/

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